Invincible Summer

by NJG

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Temporary Web Crisis

Aye yay yay.
Just as Harlan and I were about to launch the newly redesigned and better-functioning , things went haywire at the server and currently you see nothing but an error message.

stay tuned for more updates!

in the meantime, visit me here and at

thank you.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Our New Favorite Books!

My favorite graphic novel of the year is Swallow Me Whole, by Nate Powell.
I would like to recommend it to everyone, be you a fan of comics or otherwise.
A tale of adolescent schizophrenia , siblings, and family. A book that holds its life and radiates energy even after you close the (very beautifully printed, hardbound) cover.

Beija and Wishbone vote for Neptune, by our friend Aron Nels Steinke.
A dog-friendly book , lovingly bound by Tugboat Press & Sparkplug Comics.
As an adult I love A.N.S.'s style, but you must know that his books Neptune & The Super Crazy Cat Dance come alive when read aloud to children! They are beautifully drawn and a favorite at any comics workshop I present.

Note: Wishbone is not dead in this photo, merely disturbed from her nap by my camera phone.

Pages, Portraits, and Print Runs

Hello there!
Here are two items of interest:

a recent page from the graphic novel

and a recent pet portrait, a Memorial box for a kind cat named Pedro.

I've been receiving orders for subscriptions lately, as well, which is fantastic. The subscriptions help to pay for the printing of the calendar, which shall go to the printers at the end of September. You can pre-order one through my etsy page , or have one included in a subscription.

SUBSCRIBERS: Clutch and I will, i believe, be doing a large offset print run of our current split. Sit tight and you will get one printed in a colored ink and looking nice!

Also, I'm teaching a class at the IPRC's Comics Certificate Program. Dylan Williams (Sparkplug Comics) and myself will be leading a weekend long intensive for would-be students.
Applications still being accepted!

Take care


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Write Around Portland Benefit!

Hi Friends, I am decorating a journal which will be auctioned off at this benefit for Write Around Portland, a nonprofit offering writing workshops and resources to under-served populations.

XY&Z is a word art extravaganza.

XY&Z is an interactive evening of words.

XY&Z is Write Around Portland’s 10th Anniversary fundraiser

and celebration.

Join us Saturday, October 3rd at Design Within Reach
1200 NW Everett in the Pearl
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Featuring classic word games—and some new games created just for XY&Z—in a gallery of modern furniture with great music, great drinks and great people. Silent auction of journals designed by authors, artists and lumaries, including:

Dave Eggers, Author

Beverly Stein, Former Multnomah County Chair

Cory Schreiber, Chef & Author

Rebecca Pearcy, Queen Bee Creations Founder & Designer

Storm Large & The Balls, Rock stars

John Brodie, Artist & Owner of Le Happy restaurant

Charles D'Ambrosio, Author

Nicole Georges, Zinester

Matt Love, Author & Oregon Aficionado

Lynn Penner-Ash, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

Charles Froelick, Froelick Gallery

...and broadsides honoring ten years of Write Around Portland’s writers created by ten amazing book artists.

All of the proceeds support Write Around Portland’s unique model of writing workshops coupled with published anthologies and community readings.

Tickets at $50, $100 and $250 on sale now. For more information or to order by phone, call us at 503-796-9224.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

2009 Zine Challenge

2009 Zine Challenge

I just found an entire box of zines i made with a 5th grader called "My Top Five Most Embarrassing Moments".

I'll trade you one for a zine about YOUR top five most embarassing moments.

Deadline: September 1st, 2009

Send $2 with your zine submissions to receive an envelope full of zines received from the challenge (this is for postage).

Please specify whether or not your zine will be 5th grade appropriate.
This will determine whether your zine will be swapped with 5th graders or just other adults.

We did a Spring Break Zine Challenge in 2008, with great results! Intergenerational zine trading with everyone from gay road trippers to feminist raisins, six year old artists, lesbian poets and bike messengers!


Email Me to sign up. (<-- you can see my email address if you put your mouse on that Email Me link, but maybe spammers can't?)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Calendar Pre Orders

I am taking pre orders for the 2010 Invincible Summer Calendar here.
Your pre order will help fund the printing of this year's project!
Take a look!

(Don't forget- you get a calendar if you order an Invincible Summer subscription {see below})

See you in 2010,


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Invincible Summer 2009 Subscription

Hi Friends. I am now offering Invincible Summer 2009/10 Subscriptions!
For $20 you get 3 zines, a 2010 Calendar, and two free gifts.
Click Here for details.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Recent Pet Portrait and Vote for Me

Two Hound Friends, somewhat out of scale.

Also, I applied for this very meager zine "grant" thing.
If you vote for me, I might get it! And then get a new zine put out for free! And it might be a zine for all ages!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Look How Clean My Office Is !!!

Current amount spent on office furniture: $0.00

Neighbor Chelsey gave me these two small orange things, which ignited a spark in my office, leading me to paint my sewing table light blue and to rearrange.
Better pictures soon, but look at how spacious it is!

I look forward to a productive month of pet portraits and Rock n Roll Camp for Girls. I have pet portrait orders through September, and will only have space for 2-4 portraits between Sept and the Holidays, so think fast if you want to paint a pet for your sweetheart!
Or, as a matter of fact, if you want to paint a portrait of your sweetheart. Or yourself! I do portraits of people, as it turns out.
email for details. nicole at nicole j georges dot com.

Whilst looking for these human portraits, I stumbled upon a photo of myself packing the box for the aforementioned portrait!

These photos courtesy of Jenn Hill (of Robot Candy and Chet & Dot), my official resin expert.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Radar Lab

Hi Friends. I went to Akumal, Mexico for the Radar Lab , a 10 day retreat for queer writers working to finish their book projects.

I inked ten pages of my graphic novel, and penciled as many (which is huge).
I will be posting photos and diary entries from my trip over the coming week. Keep your eyes out for me!