Invincible Summer

by NJG

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Senior Citizens Tell It Like It Tiz' & we just Kickstart it !

Hello, humans!

My friend Marc Parker and I have been visiting senior citizens in North Portland once a week, every week, for six and a half years. FOR FREE! For Fun!
We like them, they like/tolerate us, and we make a zine about them. The zine is called Tell It Like It Tiz', and it is made up of their stories, interviews, advice, art, and comics Marc and I have drawn about the our day to day interactions at the senior center.

After all this time, we've decided to make a book.
This project is supported by the Regional Art & Culture Council (RACC), which is lovely, validating, and so exciting, but now we seek YOUR support.
We need to raise $5000 to print & promote the book. If we exceed our goal, we will take it on the road to senior centers and libraries. 
If you have any interest in this project, or would like to pre-order the book, please do so via our Kickstarter.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Summer Art Lessons!

Hello! I am offering personal art lessons for students ages 8 & up through the summer.
If you know a young person who'd like to draw comics, animals, or have a personal self-publishing tutor, email me up! I have over a decade of experience in teaching all ages, from 7 year olds to the elderly.
Let me help you make a comic book, a pet portrait, or the art show of your dreams!


New Dog, New Things.

Hello, reader friends. The last time I posted here, I was feeling so blue about losing Beija Georges. Losing Wishbone was no small feat, but B.G. leaving was just horrible.
I raised her and protected her for fifteen years, and in turn she raised and protected me.

 I realized the other week that I may never ever get over Beija Georges. Like ever ever.

And then I met this new animal, by chance. 
A chihuahua/shiba-inu whom I have adopted and named Ponyo, also known as Paw Paw.
She is a gentle and kind little fox with no personality defects to speak of.
She likes fetching, meeting new people, and being scratched under the collar.
She also happens to be a quick study at the art of the afternoon nap, which is an important quality in a young dog.
I hope you get to meet her. In drawings, at least.

Thank you for your ongoing support through this time, and thank you for your kind cards of condolence. They are all read and appreciated.


p.s. I am working on drawing my yearly diary comic RIGHT NOW.

p.p.s. I will be posting a Kickstarter to fund my senior citizen zine-turned-book Tell It Like It Tiz soon. I will post it here. Or you can see our tumblr here.

p.p.s.s. In the meantime, somebody used the name "Invincible Summer" for an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their love. No relation.

p.p.s.s.s. I will be at the Portland Zine Symposium this year.

p.p.s.s.s.s. I have so many comics floating around. I will surely be putting out a zine or SOMETHING very soon.

p.p.s.s.s.s.s. Thank you to everyone who BRIBED me to be in the 2013 diary comic.

p.p.s.s.s.s.s.s. I will have a few summer slots available for pet portraits and commissions. Contact me for details.