Nicole J Georges captures her adventures and thoughts in unique, heartfelt illustrations and stories Five years of dog mothering, chicken raising, coffee shop crushes, drama, low paying jobs, heartbreaking romance, inspiring friendships, vegan snacks, and This exhaustive collection will take the reader on a whirlwind tour through Nicole s personality, wit, and charm This second edition collects issues 1 8 of her zine and features 38 new, additional pages Recently featured on the Sister Spit tour...
|Title||:||Invincible Summer: An Anthology (Comix) (v. 2)|
|Publisher||:||Microcosm Publishing November 1, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||888 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Invincible Summer: An Anthology (Comix) (v. 2) Reviews
I am very satisfied with this book! It was a little beat up, but that is what I paid for, and I am not at all disappointed by the product! I enjoyed reading it, and I will for as long as I have it! Thank you for the fast shipping, and the great product!
I first became acquainted with Nicole Georges’s charming and whimsical artwork through B*tch magazine, to which Georges is (was?) a “friend and contributor.” Her annual Invincible Summer calendars (available on etsy) are simply adorable, brimming as they are with nonhuman animals both familiar (dogs, pigs, chickens) and unusual (sloths, whales, and – yes! – unicorns!). Her two Invincible Summer zine anthologies have been on my wishlist for years, and Christmas 2013 was the year that Volume 1 finally found its way under my tree. It had the distinction (however dubious) of being my first read of the new year!
This beautiful anthology compiles Nicole's first 8 issues of her self-published zine plus some new material. Nicole is a beloved fixture in the Portland zine scene, and she does that scene proud in this book. You really get a feel for her life in PDX; her jobs, friends, dogs, her many cups of coffee per day. Her drawings seem ripped right from her sketchbooks, which gives them a real spontaneity. She draws herself like a little girl or inner child version of herself, perhaps that's why I found her comics so innocent and endearing. Many of us can relate to wanting to settle down but feeling unsettled about it. I like Nicole's stories because she's searching, at times with hesitancy, at times with blind bravery, she explores and tries to live the way that feels right to her. There are many obstacles to this, hence, comics for us to read and learn from. . . . Reviewed by Kelly Froh.
...but at the forefront, always sincere. Nicole is NOT just a young, sarcastic hipster, as is often the case in arts and entertainment nowadays. She gives thought to the people, community, family, friends, reality, and things beyond just herself. The initial sighting of her own pets, her commissioned pet portraits, or her anthropomorphous animal artwork might suggest surface kitschy cuteness, but through her zine work you see she has an obvious empathy for animals that extends towards real pet and animal issues.
YES! More please.
Reading this book reminded me that even ordinary moments carry magic. Riding your bike is important. Having your morning coffee is important. Not in a narcissistic way, but in a mindful way. This collection of stories was like freshly mowed grass. Like a day spent thrift shopping with your best friend. A perfect example of life as art.
I'm a total fan of Nicole Georges' work. Not only are her scenarios witty and her humor charming, her drawing is beautiful in its sweetness.
First, might I point out that though the book has garnered 4 5-star reviews (as of 1 Aug 08), that at least 3 of those 4 reviews come from folks in Portland, the author's adopted hometown? Coincidence? As for the book, I found the artwork murky and the writing uninspired. What could have been a fascinating subject (living the hippie life in Portland) instead unwittingly made a mockery of itself. Remember the "Basted in Blood" skit on SNL? By the end of the book, I was convinced that the author WAS one of those characters. --Please note, I don't WANT to think that about anybody--the book drove me to it.