Invincible Summer

by NJG

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Buy Issue 20 split with Clutch HERE

Hello. The newest issue of Invincible Summer, my annual split with Clutch, is here!
You can get it on etsy at my shop, Spinstersummer.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

R.I.P. Dylan Williams

Post Revised: 9/14/11

This is a classic Dylan face.

Hi Friends.
I'm sad to say that my friend Dylan Williams passed away yesterday.

I taught with Dylan at the IPRC's Comic Certification Program, where he helped design curriculum, organized workshops, and taught World Comics.
I've been trying to figure out a good way to say that Dylan wanted to be part of this comics program in order to dismantle the comics program. If you knew him, then you know his taste went towards unconventional comics and art. The weirder the better. He didn't want our comics program to suck the weird out of anyone's drawings by teaching them our opinion on "The Right Way" to draw comics.

He leaves a huge hole in our hearts and in our school.
There's no one else quite like him, and we were lucky to have had his influence while we could.

I will keep Dylan's influence with me forever.
I will think of him every time I go to the Paradox Cafe, every time I sit in front of a class at the IPRC , and every time I attend the Portland Zine Symposium.

I don't know what else to say. I've been walking around like a leaden zombie this week, so apparently more places and things remind me of my friend than the three listed above.

We can't fix this, but there are a few things to do in the meantime.
One is to buy something from Sparkplug. This will help Sparkplug live on as much as possible, and could help to support his wife Emily.

The other isn't done yet, but some people are considering starting a foundation to provide support to artists and students in his name. If you're interested in helping with this, you can email me : nicole at nicole j georges dot com.

Wait- there's a third I just thought of- DRAW COMICS. Please make comics! Forget about panels and rulers, be as free as you want to be. I think Dylan would be really happy to know there were more weirdos out there doing sequential art in his honor.

Take care,


I've included some recommended Sparkplug published & distributed titles below.

Find them all by clicking here

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Twitter and Calendar

Hello there.
I'm working on the 2012 Invincible Summer Calendar now.

Also, I broke my pact with Kirk Read and joined Twitter.
You can keep track of when the calendar is ready for pre-order or order via twitter, or on here.

I had a long conversation with the writers and artists at the Radar Lab about the helpfulness of the It Gets Better Project.
Here is my It Gets Better comic that was in the Portland Mercury a few months ago.

I didn't realize until after it was published that in the end it looks like I turned out to be a tall butch. Not true. I'm the one with black hair in the last panel. My bad. Oh well, you can imagine that Jeb is the grown up me if it makes more sense.

Also, in case you wanted a virtual front row seat to the most excellent moment of my snorkeling life, Chris Vargas has edited our sea turtle encounter into this one minute, twenty four second video. Strap on your water socks and dive in!

Keep your eyes out for: Sea Fans, What I think is a school of Blue Tang Surgeonfish, and the for-real dorkiness that is snorkeling gear.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Hello Hello, Issue 20 is here!

You can order it on my Etsy page.
If it's not there, send me an etsy convo and I'll post another.
Take care.

p.s. if you got one at the Zine Symposium and are wondering,
I LOVE COMICS MADE BY KIDS. This is why I spend all my time working with students, helping them create their own zines & comic books! Okay! Ol-e!