Invincible Summer

by NJG

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Send Me A Birthday Card

Hello strangers and friends,
My birthday is December 10th.
Do you want to send me a birthday card?
I certainly would like that.

Nicole J. Georges
PO Box 12763
Portland, OR

I will send you a Thank You post card to thank you.


Crafty Wonderland, Open Studio, Live Advice

Hello! I wanted to let you know about a few upcoming events in December:

1. December 8th & 9th I will be tabling at Crafty Wonderland!!!!

2. December 15th I am having an Open Studio visit/Art Sale. It is from 2-7 p.m.
Email me or visit the FB Page for more info. 

3. December 22nd I am giving LIVE ADVICE at Gridlords at the Waypost.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Now Book: 2013 Tour with Cassie J. Sneider!

NOW BOOKING: 2013 Book Tour with Cassie J Sneider!
We will be driving around America in February and March of 2013. We would like to see you in the South and on the East Coast. Would you like to see us? Invite us to your school, library or bookstore!
Email nicolejgeorges at gmail dot com for info, or visit for tour info.

Thank you!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

2 Anthologies & 2013 Calendars & Art Show

Good Morning!

Here is some news for you:
2013 Invincible Summer Calendars are available through my Etsy store, and at Powells City of Books in Portland. I'll be taking some over to Land/BuyOlympia, and Crafty Wonderland today. Pick one up!

If you ordered one online, I'll be packing it up tonight and shipping them out tomorrow.

More business: I have comics in two anthologies that have recently been released- Sister Spit and Digestate. Check them out. I am in good company in both.

Oh- and I just hung an art show at Juniors, my favorite breakfast cafe in Portland.
It is even featured in my book (which I'll be posting a pre-order link to soon).

It will be up for one month. Go check it out!


Monday, November 5, 2012

TONIGHT: Cartoon College Documentary THURSDAY: Sister Spit Reading

Poster by the very-talented Karissa Sakumoto
My tour diary from 2010 is in here!
Hello! Tonight at the IPRC (SE 10th & Division) we are showing the film Cartoon College, about the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.
It is at 8 p.m, and special guest ALEC LONGSTRETH will be in
attendance for a Q&A after the film. This is currently the only screening of
this film in Portland! BYOPcorn. $5. Bargain!

This Thursday, I'll be reading at Powells City of Books with
Michelle Tea, Sara Seinberg & Cooper Lee Bombardier to celebrate
the release of the Sister Spit Anthology from Sister Spit's new imprint
from City Lights Books. I believe that is at 7:30 p.m.  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Tig Notaro of Dogs

Hello Dear Readers,

Beija had her ping pong ball sized tumor removed two weeks ago today.
She recovered from surgery beautifully, but has had two misfortunes befall her in the past week:
She had a completely random bout of Vestibular Disease which required hospitalization, and when
she came home, she fell down the basement stairs.
She was very sore and out of sorts for the first few days, but B
 has regained her pep and is
on the mend.

 Her tail remembered how to wag, she is going on walks and has regained an appetite.
She has a slight tilt and a new nickname ("Tilt") ,and is jumping into the car and up the doggy steps to the bed like a champion.

I'll know she's completely healed when I catch her rolling on her toy on my bed after breakfast, but in the meantime, thank you for your support and  your prayers and thoughts and witchy incantations and donations.

I am including an illustration (below) from this year's calendar: It's whales surrounding an injured whale in a formation called a Marguerite, or Spindle Formation. This is something that sperm whales do to protect each other. I first heard of this from an artist, Roger Peet, who sent out cards with a Marguerite formation printed on them after the community came together on his behalf. I was feeling the same magic and wanted to pass the message on. Thank you.

I will have a "July"-free version sometime in the future, but I wanted to show it to you now.

P.s. Beija is doing so well, we decided today was the day to bestow her with a fresh green collar for a fresh new start. She modeled it just this afternoon while reclining next to the new calendar. Good luck and good health, sweet B! 

Take care.

Idiopathic vestibular disease (IVD) means that the vestibular system in a dog has gone awry for no known reason. The vestibular system is what gives people, and dogs, their balance, coordination and equilibrium. When dogs develop IVD, their equilibrium becomes disrupted suddenly, dramatically and without warning. The profound symptoms of this disorder can incapacitate the dogs and are frightening for owners, as well. 

Dogs with IVD appear to be in considerable distress and discomfort, and the symptoms can quickly become debilitating. 

Symptoms of Idiopathic Vestibular Disease

Dogs with idiopathic vestibular disease suffer an extremely sudden onset of one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Dizziness (labrynthitis)
  • Loss of balance
  • Disorientation
  • Loss of coordination (ataxia)
  • Reluctance to rise or stand
  • Inability to rise or stand (recumbency)
  • Nausea (recurrent bouts)
  • Vomiting (sudden onset; recurrent bouts; may last for days)
  • Loss of appetite (inappetence; anorexia)
  • Loss of thirst
  • Dehydration
  • Falling
  • Stumbling; staggering
  • Circling
  • Rapid irregular eye movements (nystagmus)
  • Head tilt (mild to marked)
Most symptoms peak in about 24 to 36 hours, but varying degrees of incoordination and balance abnormalities can continue for a number of weeks. Despite the startlingly acute onset of IVD, almost all affected animals recover spontaneously, without extensive medical treatment. Occasionally, a dog will have a lingering head tilt.





Short Run, Calendars & Soft Serve: 3 things that are not depressing

Poster by Eroyn Franklin 

I am going to be at Short Run Small Press Festival this weekend in Seattle. I will be giving advice, selling zines and comics and telling you about my book and selling calendars. Come see me!
Somebody else made this.

Have you heard of this amazing Banana Soft Serve?
Seriously, if you have a food processor, go look at this.
I don't know why it works, but it works.
Calendar Cover, with a Beija walk-by

Calendars! I am picking up calendars from the printers tomorrow and will be debuting them at Short Run in Seattle. AND they have HOLES in them this year. That's right- convenient for hanging on a push pin or a nail, HOLES.

You can order them on Etsy. 

I was feeling too fragile at the last minute to make a bold ink color choice, so I went with one I felt safe and comforted by , which was this lovely blue color. I love blue.
You can have pink calendars next year.
Lil' Bub