Nicole Georges: CCS Fellow 2013-2014
For she’s a jolly good Fellow! Joining us in WRJ next semester is Portland, Oregon zinester, illustrator, and pet portrait artist Nicole Georges.
Nicole has been publishing her own zines and autobiographical comics for over fourteen years, the most recent of which Invincible Summer, has been collected into an anthology and released as two volumes (from Tugboat Press and Microcosm Publishing).
Ms. Georges has toured the country with Sister Spit, The Next Generation, and was voted “Miss Specs Appeal 2006” by the zine Hey Four Eyes! In her spare time, Nicole teaches Self Publishing and Autobiographical Comic workshops to children and seniors independently and through Young Audiences.
Nicole latest graphic novel, Calling Dr. Laura, was released January 2013 by Mariner Books.
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Seniors & Zinesters: Tell It Like It Tiz!
Since October 2006, Marc Parker and 2013 CCS Fellow Nicole Georges have been facilitating a weekly zine workshop at the Marie Smith Center, a day center for functionally or cognitively-impaired seniors in Portland, OR. In collaboration with the clients at the MSC, they’ve produced three issues of Tell It Like It Tiz, blending storytelling and art therapy to give the participants a home for their stories. With all three issues out of print, the next step is to compile them, plus over sixty pages of new material into one beautiful book. Lend your support to the project by visiting their Kickstarter site.
More photos and videos from the Tell It Like It Tiz project here!
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