Invincible Summer

by NJG

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

NJG on WK Radio This Friday!

Hi there. I am going to be on WK Radio this Friday, December 5th, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Giving live advice.

But i need your help!

If you would like to ask a question on the air, please send me your name, your phone number, and the topic of your call. I will call you on Friday and we can talk about your problems!
Email advice at nicole j. georges dot com

Monday, December 1, 2008

City Hall Print Show

Thursday, December 4, 2008
5:00pm - 7:00pm
City Hall
1221 SW 4th
Portland, OR

FREE and Open to the public
Food & Refreshments!

Drop by the December City Hall 1st Thursday Art and Gift show! We will have great local print makers including: couture stationary, illustration prints, letterpress & silk screen prints, magazines, and much more! Get hand-crafted art pieces for your loved ones this holiday season! Buy Local! Don't forget to bring cash to avoid those pesky ATM fees!

Nicole J. Georges/Invincible Summer
Encanto Press
Flight 64
Paul A. Lanquist (courtesy of Beard's Framing)
Lark Press
Print Arts Northwest
Stumptown Printers
PSU's Student Activities & Leadership Program
Anthropology Student Association
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (Chicano Student Movement)
Food For Thought Cafe
Pre-Dental Student Association
Queer Resource Center
United Indian Students in HIgher Education

Reading 12/13/08

Comics Reading and Guapo Comics & Coffee Grand Re-opening!
Jesse Reklaw
Nicole Georges
Theo Ellsworth
John Isaacson
Julia Gfrörer
Sean Christensen
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Guapo Comics & Coffee
6350 SE Foster Road
Portland, Oregon 97206
Free and open to the public

Thursday, November 20, 2008

December is totally Insane. What was I thinking?

I'm Home from Tour!


Through November- Autumn Sweater art show at Fontanelle Gallery in Portland.

Purchase one of my fall pencil drawings, or just peruse their current show.

November 24 @ Ash Street-
Njg is singing with improv metal duo Palo Verde and playing The Typewriter.

Up Through December- NJG Prints at City Hall's Print Show

December 4th Opening event and tabling (with prints & calendars for sale)5-7 pm
City Hall - 1221 SW 4th. Portland, Oregon

December 10th - My Birthday. Gifts accepted here.

Dec 13- Reading at Guapo Comics with Jesse Reklaw & Friends!

Dec 14- Handmade Bazaar at P:ear . NJG will be there from 12-5 p.m. with calendars, zines, books, stuffed animals and vegan treats.

Jan 18- Reading at Powells City of Books with Cristy Road and Rhiannon Argo

READ ABOUT NJG this month:

ArtXX Magazine feature interview

INVERT(E): Magazine feature interview with NJG and Cristy Road

The Zine Yearbook 2009

BITCH Magazine Noir Issue : Out Soon!

Friday, October 31, 2008

on tour!

hi there.
i'm on tour!
check out my tour dates here:

i'm writing a blog along the way, which will soon feature fuzzy camera photos:


Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm reading in San Francisco next week.

Radar Productions Salon
October 21st, 7 p.m.
Nicole J. Georges
Marcus Ewert (author of 10,000 Dresses)

at Femina Potens,
Market Street at Sanchez

See us read and then get grilled by our lovely host,
Michelle Tea!

Snacks are a possibility.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Recent Pet Portrait

A Cat named Tigger

2009 Invincible Summer Calendar!!!!

Hello friends!

The 2009 Invincible Summer Calendar has gone to the printers (printers, actual printers, not kinkos!) and should be back by the end of the month.

It is an Ode to the Queer Animal Kingdom, and is a little more square and tiny than last year's,
but way thicker and with Teal Ink!

This year's calendar includes the following animals:

a human
marzipan the geriatric chihuahua
long eared hedgehogs
moustached tamarins
a moon rat
black swans
an owl
sika deer
a rabbit wearing wolf's clothes
a gray whale
and some
patagonian cavies!!!

I tried to include some holidays as well.

Pre Order Information Soon!

you can visit my etsy shop

i will have the calendar up there for pre order as soon as humanly possible.

or email me

for more information.

thank you and good night.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm Going on Tour!

Hi There.

I'm going on tour In late October/ early November.
Will you befriend my tour website?

http://www. myspace. com/rockcamptour
i'll be out with
sts (the haggard, way down low, cadillaca)
Katy Davidson (dear nora)
and we'll be joined by special guests here and there,
Hilken Mancini (punk rock aerobics)
and local camper bands!!!
be our friend.
spread the word.
we're on facebook too.
it would be such a big help!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Save Bitch Magazine!

Dear Friends,
Too many excellent magazines have bitten the dust lately.
Kitchen Sink, Clamor, On Our Backs, and Punk Planet (just to name a few!).
What i wouldn't give to have Punk Planet back.
Well. I don't have a Quantum Leap remote control so i can't go back into Dan Sinker's body and change the past, BUT we can change things NOW and help Bitch Magazine put out their next issue. PLEASE! I mean, basically we're living in a time when Sarah Palin is... around and .... some people like her? It seems like no better time to have a feminist voice in the media. So. Support BITCH . I'm a contributor, you know. I sure do like them. If that counts for anything. And wow, what if somebody who was going to vote for Sarah Palin picked up a copy of BITCH on a fluke and read something amazing and was like "what am i doing?" and then didn't vote for her. Great.
Please repost this video and give them some money.
and after that, buy me lunch with Pee Wee Herman (see below).


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Newest Pet Portrait

I'm sending off my portrait of Lucky , the super special rescue poodle, today. It's been nice to have her around the house!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Newly added I.S. clothes to Etsy!

I gocco printed many shirts and underpants (and a few dresses) for the Zine Symposium this year. With the help of my new assistant friend Harlan, and my lovely model Morgan, I have listed the remaining garments in my etsy shop Etsy shop , and is reasonably priced. Everything's between $8 and $20.

Take a look!

Here is a behind the scenes with the Etsy models, both of whom have trained extensively at ANTM University under none other than Tyra Banks.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thank You

Thank You to everyone who came to my table at the Zine Symposium. Here is a photo of me taken Saturday night whilst making noodles. A little wrinkled, a little ragged and rough around the edges. Thank You Thank You Thank You.

Palo Verde 8/30/08

I'm singing with Palo Verde this Saturday, August 30th at Dantes. They are playing with a band called Jucifer.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Buy me a Gothic Lolita Dress

I'm going to try and make this blog mainly News bits and sketchbook entries pretty soon, but until then, i wanted you to know that i found something new on blogspot, which is that they will let you create a "wishlist" by googling products that you want,
and then people who read your blog can, i guess, Grant your Wish by buying you one of those things?
I mean honestly, you're granting my wish by reading this at all.
But if you feel like you want to give just a little bit more,
you can go to my wishlist:

and buy me a room sweeping robot or a tiny tophat with special netting.

Happy wish granting!
I'll see you at the zine symposium!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Hoodies, Messenger Bags, and Prints

Hi there.

I just started a cafe press store.

http://www. cafepress. com/nicolejgeorges

i know it's a little cheesy, a little expensive, but i'm checking it out.
because until i marry somebody with screen printing knowledge, you will have to put up with my
tiny gocco printed artifacts.

if you want something bigger, i have tote bags, messenger bags, and lots of shirts with this owl on them.
Buy one! Tell somebody you want it for your birthday!
I'd buy one.

thank you for your support.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Pet Portraits, Wishbone, Zine Stuff & Tour

News, News, News!

1. All aboard for Holiday Pet Portraits!
Hi there.
Pet portrait slots are quickly filling up, and i still have a few left before the holidays! I know, i know, it's AUGUST! Right now i'm booked through September and almost through October, and then am going on tour for 2.5 weeks, so there is but a brief moment of time between the time i get back and Holiday Delivery time.

2. I updated my pet portrait website!

3. I am getting a tooth forged in GOLD! (a crown) (not a front tooth) (no diamonds or anything)

4. Officially, i'm going on tour with sts (of the Haggard, The Rock Camp, shemo, Cadallaca, Way down Low Zine) and Katy Davidson (of Dear Nora) in late October/early November. We'll be traversing the east coast. If you would like to host us at your school or library, please contact me! Also, we will be joined by Hilken Mancini (from Punk Rock Aerobics) and local Camper Bands at special stops on the trip.

5. Zine Symposium this week. Come and see me. I will be selling narwhales and zines. Get your book signed! If you want to sell your zine there, bring a blanket, a folding chair, or a cigarette girl box and walk around!

6. Wishbone got a hair cut.
Photos to come.

7. I hired an intern/assistant! I'm so excited!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Not a lot has changed.

I did a ventriloquist act for the talent show in 6th grade with a Charlie McCarthy doll in which I made inside jokes about my dog, Gizmo, that my mom helped me write. No one really understood.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mirror, Mirror

co-curated by Chloe Eudaly and myself. I did the lettering for this flier. the drawing is by Lille Carre

i want to punch this girl in the face.

Dear Friends,
I have been on the phone with yahoo dot com all morning trying to win back my website.
I hate yahoo. I officially hate them. I hate that when you call, someone bellows YAHOO-OO-OOO! in your ear, and that you are then treated to forty five minutes of aggressive, pounding piano music before the shaky voice of a disempowered staff person is dispatched to foil you and make you wonder if anyone's ever actually killed themselves while on hold.
so. in the meantime. sells real estate , apparently, with the help of this blonde backpacked beast.

in the meantime, read my advice blog. it's a lot less aggressive.

UPDATE: AS OF 5:38 P.M., NICOLEJGEORGES.COM IS BACK ONLINE! HUZZAH! It makes me want to sing Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog..dun dun... He Was a good friend of mine... dun dun... somethin something something bout a word he said, but i sure did like his wine...joyyyy to the world. all the boys and girls. joy to the fishies in the deep blue sea. joy to you and me.

UPDATE: AS OF 5:52 P.M., still has the backpacked beast. but if you omit the www part, you somehow go to the right place. my land.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Workspace

What does your workspace look like?

Georges Lands on the Moon, Gives advice .

1. As you may or may not know, I have started an advice column in my zine, Invincible Summer. The very first Ask Nicole questions were about getting sketchy men to notice you on the bus, and whether to wear a helmet whilst biking with a bouffant.

I like to give advice. Solicited or otherwise.
An advice column feels like the best way to channel my know-it-all tendencies,
and so,
i ask you- my blog reading friends,
to help fire up the fortress of wisdom by asking me some questions.
They can be real or hypothetical, and you will always be anonymous.
I will take questions about virtually anything,
sex, love, career, housekeeping, roommates, health, pets, etc.
but of course, no suicidal inquiries
(you'd be surprised. when radio and i were going to start an advice column :Ask Nicadio, somebody asked us if they should kill themself.
the answer is
always NO, but i don't want that heavy shit hanging over my head!).

I will publish the questions and answers weekly (at least) at
http://asknicolegeorges. blogspot. com
and select questions will be published in my zine that i will hopefully have done at the zine symposium.
if you want to ask me a question, you can myspace it to me, or email me at



My dear friends Harry and the Potters were in town last week and brought wizardly magic to Portland. Shown above, The DeGeorges on the Moon, (a photo by Nathan Backous) in which there is an invisible flag in my hand.
The Potter clan gave me some prizes to bestow upon girls at the Rock Camp, including post cards and temporary tattoos. I usually offer bribes (aka "Incentives") for the girls to read their work aloud at the end of our zine class, but have never experienced the kind of fever and open hostility and enthusiasm/competition that Harry Potter themed prizes inspired! I heard cries of "Unfair!" as i chose only five of the fifteen raised hands to read (after making them read my mind and pick a number between one and one hundred), and whispers in parsel-tongue from the girls who weren't chosen as their friends picked from the post card selection "give me the one of dumbledore rapping!" one girl cried in a hiss, "i need that tattoo because, you see, I LOVE harry potter!" another requested.
at the end of the day, i hope the girls weren't too mad with me for bringing what turned out to be piranha food into the gentle fish tank of girl-love and solidarity called Rock Camp.

3. My graphic novel is one step closer to reality! Details to follow.
4. is still in limbo. Oh brother.
5. I am co-curating an art show with Reading Frenzy's faithful proprietress Chloe Eudaly for August called Specular Preserves. We put together a showcase of some of our favorite women comic artists, most of whom started out (and many who still are) self-publishing their work. We chose this focus as a nod to the historic tradition of self-portraiture in women's art and because it provides a strong unifying theme to an otherwise diverse array of artists. Flier to follow.
* Alicia Justus
* Ariel Schrag
* Catherine Peach
* Cristy Road
* Fawn Gehweiler
* Fiona Smyth
* Gabrielle Bell
* Jen Sbragia
* Jessica Abel
* Julia Wertz
* Kalah Allen
* Kelly Froh
* Lilli Carre
* Liz Prince
* Nicole Georges
* Xtina Lamb

6. If such a thing is possible, my dog Wishbone's hair is getting LONGER! I must be feeding her too much nutrition. I'm going to switch her to vegan food for a couple of weeks and see if the hair recedes.

7. The Zine Symposium is around the corner and if i have my way (and don't have a nervous breakdown before-hand), there will be a new, limited edition Invincible Summer Issue 14 (the sister spit issue) , Issue 15 split with Clutch, and maybe, just maybe, a half issue 16/ 15.5! I'll try my best. Cross your fingers for me.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A List for This Week

1. wishbone is "not very present".

Somebody in the world used my blog to narc on one of my friends! Boooooo.

2. dinner with eileen myles (who once ran for president of the united states) .
at the end of which she told us a story about somebody walking out of the house whilst boiling dildoes (for sanitary reasons you can do this from time to time) and having them go up in flames. A photograph of charred black penises at the bottom of a kettle was shown to friends while the charr-er explained that the fire department was called and she was evicted from her apartment for the blackened dildo-ery.

3. nicole j. georges dot com is down.
alas. yahoo has repossessed my website. i have to buy my own name back. what in the world! Apparently when you sign up for a website and don't expect for it to expire for at least three years, you should write down whatever bogus yahoo address you made up for the specific transaction, so that three years later you aren't sitting on the phone for 45 minute stints on hold (afterwhich you drop your phone on the ground and get disconnected) and then failing to prove your identity and that truly you deserve to have this domain name back once connected with a Yahoo representative. (You feel you deserve it because it is Your Actual Name).
and so.
in the meantime.
the weak version of my website:

4. graphic? how Novel!
i am about to embark on a quest called Writing A Graphic Novel About The Twisted Tale Of The Doctor Laura Show. Maybe i will print the original story here for your perusal. Wish me luck!

5. heirloom tomatoes are back.

6. basil chili sauce is the number one thing you should spread all over your vegetarian shish kabobs this year before putting them to fire. this tip from Morgan at Dovetail Bakery, who blows my mind on a regular basis.

7. next week is the Rock n Roll Camp for Girls, at which i teach a zine workshop. did you know that i illustrated a book about the rock n roll camp for girls which JUST came out from Chronicle Books? Truly! You will note that i even have a representative from my land of drawings on the cover of the book, where she is shown playing the drums.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

from the Femme Coloring Book

coloring book available here;

Tight Game, part I

from stumptown comics festival in 2007, in which i imagine that in order to eat the last cupcake, marc would touch it with his weiner. i found this so hilarious that i started laughing and coffee came out of my nose and ran down my face, right in time for a cute girl to walk up to our table.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


this morning my mom called and woke me up to give me her review of Lord of the Rings.

"remember that part where Gandalf was driving away the devil with the power of christ?"

"no mom, that was a wizards septor i think..."

"no, then the light of christ overtook him... oh nickie, it was all straight out of the book of revelations!"

on and on and on.

An Ode to Queer Animals Among Us.

last week my mother offered me $100 if i would look at a youtube video she'd sent me via email.
At first i told her i'd thrown it away, thinking it was right-wing-propagandha. she assured me it was not that, and was, in fact, "Hilarious, Nickie!"
wanting a hundred dollars,
i retrieved said video from my trash folder and watched it.

The email started
"A hard look at where we are headed today! What is this world coming to?"

And attached was the video (see below). It was a humorous country song in the vein of "i'm my own grandpa" or jeff foxworthy, and basically, the theme was

Homosexuality is Unnatural. Just Look At The Animal Kingdom.

the main character begins by sitting on the couch watchin' t.v. and seeing something about a wedding.
but something was wrong! (wait for it...)
the wedding photos showed only ......two GROOMS!
this caused him to look to the barn for answers.

the video enforced that if chickens were gay there'd be no eggs (not true) , on and on.

"two mares can't make a stallion, two bulls can't make a cow,
it takes a male and female to make the species go on,
there'll be no reproduction if the plumbin' is all wrong."

oh brother!

Hi Mom, D, & L,

That video is really offensive.

there are gay animals:

attached is a photo of two gay animals, one of which is your DAUGHTER!

after receiving only chuckling responses from all parties ("there must be something in the water"), I started investigating gay animals further and found out there is an amazing list from which to choose!
take a look!

And so, in response to all of this, the 2009 Invincible Summer calendar will be dedicated to the queer animal kingdom. all clean, like usual, sometimes romantic.

I can't wait!


p.s. if you would like to see the video my mom sent me, you can look here: