Invincible Summer

by NJG

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We want to be on The Amazing Race !!!

Here is our audition tape:

YACHTing on Youtube.

Hey! YACHT has a new music video. Neat.

Check out my minorest of minor roles (and summertime Tootie haircut) in some YACHT-y youtube videos here.

Around the 4:00 & 4:40 marks

If life was narrated by Tyra, she would say
"In this never before seen footage, Nicole shows her stuff in a two minute long YACHT highlights video. A first in the History of Top Model."
My stuff meaning sitting in the background on a bed and chanting highlights of a tour through Italy, and later being in a music video for approximately 2-3 seconds.
I linked to this in my
European continent blog post, but here it tiz, embedded for your leisure.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Small Fans


I've recently received a nomination for "Tiniest Fan", and her name is Ellie.

Ellie's Mom wrote and said:

"Ellie wants to touch these giraffes every time she passes them in the hallway."

Look at that small hand!

Thank you, Ellie & Moms. I am honored.

Also, I have my first hat-pasted-onto-owl submission from Sylvie in Portland (who is small, but I'm not sure how small, so until I have this confirmed, I'm going to guess {from photos and clairvoyance} she is about four years old). :

My friends were so torn when I asked whether or not the calendar owl should be wearing a mouse hat (like really, really surprisingly strong opinions on both sides) that I ended up putting a special "cut & Paste" mouse hat in the back of the calendar, so that everyone can make their own decision on the matter.

You can see the cut & paste area here, at the bottom of the calendar in this picture I snatched from Buy Olympia.

Okay. I think that's it.
Off to draw a dog as the Virgin of Guadalupe and a cat sitting "Like People".

What a life, over here.

Take care,


I once again horrified a room of teenagers today by revealing (both verbally and by example) that acne continues well into your thirties.
Sorry, students, but someone needed to tell the truth on the matter!

p.p.s. Did you know I am on twitter? Follow me: @nicolejgeorges .

Sunday, November 27, 2011

House & Pet Portraits

Here, have a house:

It's a panel from my upcoming book.

Secondly, more importantly,


If you would like to purchase a gift certificate for your loved one to receive a pet portrait in 2012, that would be lovely.

Here are some pet portraits from the recent past:

Take Care! Have a nice week!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Sketchbook Diary Page

If you have received an order this week with a piece of paper with a half baked drawing of a cat on it, you may be the recipient of a failed attempt at Smiley Muffin, the cat of Julie Klausner, whose rendition was a much more exciting use of my time than working on actual work this week.

Homemade Dog Food Comic

From Muttley Crue.

True story.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

On this Thanksgiving, I give to you a livestream of the turkeys at Farm Sanctuary enjoying themselves in peace.

Watch live streaming video from farmsanctuarywg at

Saturday, November 19, 2011

More sad new from the land of cartoonists.

Rosalie Lightning, the daughter of artists Tom Hart and Leela Corman, passed away in her sleep last night.
Here is a link to a page where Lauren Weinstein has started a Rosalie Lightning fund to help support the parents through this time.

It is an unfathomable loss.

Images shown are from the book Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Interview, Camel Dog, Comics, Kitchen Nightmares

Hello! It is a swingin' Friday night here at not-a-little House, and I write you from a cup of coffee and some leftover curry at what has become the calendar shipping station, i.e. My Dining Room Table.

I had hoped to be watching Kitchen Nightmares at this point in the evening, but realized I already knew everything that would happen on the show (A restaurant is troubled, Gordon Ramsey tastes the food and says "disgusting" {possibly finds rodents, rotten meat or infestation of another kind}, Gordon Ramsay goes toe-to-toe with a man who is in charge of restaurant, both men bark, Gordon's changes almost don't happen, somebody walks out but is then talked into coming back, troubled restaurant man backs down, accepts changes, customers say "This Is Very Good!", restaurant is momentarily saved, everyone thanks Gordon, troubled restaurant owner swallows his pride and shaked Gordon's hand with his head down in an act of gratitude and submission, Gordon barks hopefully into the camera, show is over) so I decided to sit here and write a blog post instead.

Side Note: Have you seen the Febreze commercial in which people are blind folded, forced to smell rotten pork chops that have been sprayed with Febreze, then guess aloud that what they're smelling is a latte or "fresh wood"?
The big finish (which I'll spoil here) is when they take off their blindfolds and step back in disbelief that they are in a moldy kitchen and not a Latte Land*.

*KC ref.


1. Look at this dog.

2. I found out this dog existed while looking at the Facebook page of Wendi Mclendon-Covey, who has a photo war going on with her sister Shelley Mclendon, where they each post what they deem as horrifying photos, then tag each other in them.
Shelley was tagged in this photo.

Who is Wendi Mcclendon Covey? She was in Bridesmaids! She was on Reno 911! She and her sister told a story last night at Backfence about Shelley having a tail. It was a true story.

Here is a fan photo we took with Wendi, in which we all pretend to be old friends, all laughing at a great joke.


Here is an interview I did for the IPRC blog, with accomplished writer and current Certificate Program student Amy Souza,
in which I reveal that I work all the time.

Here is a drawing of some early 70s Italian Food I did:

Here is a dog at an Occupy Wall Street protest who looks A LOT like Wishbone.

And here is another Muttley Crue comic from Good Dog Magazine, featuring Wishbone, Beija, and Jeb all in the same place.

In real life this scene is accompanied by whining and tap dancing and happens every day of the week, not just on Saturdays.

Take care and good night,


Monday, November 14, 2011

R.I.P. Good Dog Magazine

Sadly, Good Dog by Nomad Editions is being put to sleep.
Along with it, my bi-weekly Muttley Crue comic.

I will post some of the previous Muttley Crue comics here,
and perhaps work on finishing
some of the weirder ones that weren't fit for print.
(Nap on a dog bed, anyone? Anyone?)

Do take a look at Good Dog while you can. It's a nice dog magazine for your tablet or mobile device.
You can get a free copy on their site. The one that is currently available for free includes an article about freeze drying your deceased pet.

There are articles about grieving your lost dogs, and also a gallery of olde tyme dog photos.

Good bye, Good Dog. It was so nice working with you.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I wish I had a full length version of this poodle exercise video.

Where to Buy Calendars in Person

Hello! Do you want to know where to get calendars in Portland?
You can get them (thus far) in the following places:

Food Fight! Vegan Grocery
Zim Zim

Alberta CoOp

Reading Frenzy
Powells City of Books

The places in bold have them as of 11/12/11.
Everywhere else will have them as of 11/15/11 .

You can always get them from my etsy shop, Spinstersummer.

And and and,
they will be $12 wherever you go.

If you'd like 5 or more, email me for a discount.



Thursday, November 10, 2011

Beija and the Calendar

Good Day.
Things I want to tell you:

1. Calendars are here! I am about to bag them up for stores and stick them in envelopes for humans.

Here is a picture of every month's image. Just so you know.
Everything is (c) Nicole J. Georges. What a drag.

Secondly and more importantly,
here is a photo of Beija Georges, taken by Carli Davidson.

Image (c) Carli Davidson. Do not download.

Wonder who Carli Davidson is? WELL. She is an animal photographer (she has worked both with wild animals and pets).
One of her specialties, and my personal favorite, is her "Pets with Disabilities" project, which must be seen to be believed.
You will find on her page a photo of a chihuahua and his seeing eye pug.
With her permission I drew them for this year's calendar.
Look at her page! Get your pets over there! Get some prints!

That's all I'll say.

Did I post this yet?

It's the cover of a practice zine we did with students at the IPRC Comic Certificate Program.

I drew the picture. Jesse Reklaw did the lettering.

I think that's all I have to say. Since I am unabashedly procrastinating right now instead of finishing the final final edits for my book.

Do you know who Julie Klausner is? Check out her podcast.
She has saved me from a world of man-driven podcast listening.
It gets so hard to keep a giant block of salt in your mind in order to digest the comedy of the Adam Carolla podcast without consuming the horrible horrible politics.
Thank God for her.
And her beautiful hair.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Beija Stars in a Halloween comic

This originally appeared in Good Dog by Nomad Editions.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Calendars Are....

Almost Here!

Here is a photo of them from the printer.
They're in the process of being cut, folded, and stapled now.

I'll post as soon as they are here and ready to be sent.