Oh HEY look at that, I’m gonna be at Rose City Comic Con this weekend down in Portland!  RCCC has been an absolute pleasure the past couple of years, so I’m psyched to go back for my third year.  Stop by to say hi, chat, whatever!
My boy Justin Oaksford (O-10) and my buddy Bridget Underwood (P-7) have tables this year as well, so swing by and say hi! :D  Do not let their names deceive you, they are not actually hobbits- just crazy talented artists who don’t like to wear shoes.
See you guys in a couple days, <3
-C

Oh HEY look at that, I’m gonna be at Rose City Comic Con this weekend down in Portland!  RCCC has been an absolute pleasure the past couple of years, so I’m psyched to go back for my third year.  Stop by to say hi, chat, whatever!

My boy Justin Oaksford (O-10) and my buddy Bridget Underwood (P-7) have tables this year as well, so swing by and say hi! :D  Do not let their names deceive you, they are not actually hobbits- just crazy talented artists who don’t like to wear shoes.

See you guys in a couple days, <3

-C

lissabt
lissabt:

Jeez you guys, i passed 10,000 followers on this dang ol’ Tumblr this morning! I haven’t been Tumbling that long and i’m just happy people are into what i do (or are following me out of spite, fueled by an undying rage, ‘cause that’s cool too). I shall do my best not to disappoint.
(I don’t mean this to be braggy, i really don’t, i just genuinely appreciate the interest and this is faster than writing 10,000 thank yous)
And just thank you all for being super nice. In all this time i’ve never gotten a mean note or message and i’ve gotten so many nice ones. If you ever wrote me and i never responded i promise i read it and i’m sorry i was too big a jerk that day to reply.You all are the best :)

lissabt:

Jeez you guys, i passed 10,000 followers on this dang ol’ Tumblr this morning! I haven’t been Tumbling that long and i’m just happy people are into what i do (or are following me out of spite, fueled by an undying rage, ‘cause that’s cool too). I shall do my best not to disappoint.

(I don’t mean this to be braggy, i really don’t, i just genuinely appreciate the interest and this is faster than writing 10,000 thank yous)

And just thank you all for being super nice. In all this time i’ve never gotten a mean note or message and i’ve gotten so many nice ones. If you ever wrote me and i never responded i promise i read it and i’m sorry i was too big a jerk that day to reply.
You all are the best :)

mysticplaces

mysticplaces:

Having received Rand’s blessing at Mysterium, my Black Ships fabric is officially up for sale on Spoonflower!  I wholly recommend ordering it on the Silky Faille to get those rich blacks.

It’s based on one of my favourite Easter Eggs in the game, the bolt of Black Ships fabric you find hidden in Sirrus’ room on Stoneship.  I took the opportunity to update the pattern for the post-Hypercard generation; if Sirrus is wearing it, I figure it deserves a bit more opulence.

-C

I put my first pattern up for sale on Spoonflower!  If you like Myst then this is probably pretty cool, but if not WHATEVER it’s still cool

nicholaskole

nicholaskole:

Jellybots comics are available to order! :}D
All you see above and more is available in physical form at my brand new online shop- pick up your copy now!

nicholaskole.bigcartel.com

Jellybots is a personal project I’ve been working on for a while- a coming-of-age scifi story about Sam, a new kid at a strange flying school where a secret curriculum is taught in a substance called Jelly.

Jelly takes on colors, characteristics & qualities unique to each student. Everyone but Sam, that is- whose Jelly only seems to want to be a lifeless lump of grey goo…

It’s my first foray into making and printing my own comics! Start the adventure with me and support my personal work by grabbing a copy and telling your friends :)

Woop!

-n

My good buddy Nick is diving headfirst into self-publishing with the first chapter of his comic Jellybots, so you should definitely head over and order a print copy post haste!  Get in on that ground floor.  You won’t regret it. :D

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Nick and his work since RISD- lots of “how is this guy so good and yet he is one entire year younger than me what is happening”- but it’s mostly just love mixed with general feelings of inadequacy.  His handling of colour theory, fluid shape language, unique character design, and compelling narrative are one in a million, and I’m always happy to support my talented buddies- they’re the ones that push me to be better in the first place. <3

-C

mr-howl asked:

Just wanted to take a mo to thank you for vindicating my sister and I. Saw your Iron Giant diner ad (thank you, tumblr suggest-a-blog feature) and the last two lines cracked me up. First off, Dean is the man, but secondly freaking *mmm boy* is a quote my sis and I have been repeating to each other for, no joke, the last decade or something. We fixated on that line for some reason, must've been the way that FBI-type jackass delivered it. Thought we were the only ones to appreciate it.

YESSSS I say that all the time without even thinking about it!  Inexplicably one of those lines that just… stuck in my head.  My gift to you, Kent Mansley:

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Andrew Ryan Has a Posse | giclée print, 11 x 17&#8221;
Finished my piece for LTD Gallery&#8217;s Press Start III: Turbo Edition art show at the very last minute!  I had this idea some six odd years ago (good lord) and it seemed like as good an opportunity as any to execute on it for the show.  Possibly spoilery for Bioshock?  Buuuut also possibly way too obscure to spoil anyone.
I&#8217;ll be at the opening tonight up on the hill- hope to see some of you guys there! :D

Andrew Ryan Has a Posse | giclée print, 11 x 17”

Finished my piece for LTD Gallery’s Press Start III: Turbo Edition art show at the very last minute!  I had this idea some six odd years ago (good lord) and it seemed like as good an opportunity as any to execute on it for the show.  Possibly spoilery for Bioshock?  Buuuut also possibly way too obscure to spoil anyone.

I’ll be at the opening tonight up on the hill- hope to see some of you guys there! :D

hummeline
Newly Made Widow- ‘He is a fashionable undertaker, but even his charges are far below what I can afford, and I want to give my husband the most expensive funeral I can, you know.’

The Friend- ‘Why don’t you get a plumber to bury him then?’

The Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kansas, September 4, 1891 (via fetch-the-undertaker)

(via fetch-the-undertaker)

hummeline said:

GUYS. My most amazing friend Kelly started a blog basically about all the weird things she’s found writing her dissertation on 19th c. morticians (officially called: “Men of Sorrow, Markets of Grief: A History of the American Funeral Industry, 1780-1930.”) She’s just getting started, but please give her a warm welcome to Tumblr! 

AAaaaa Kelly is amazing and this blog is probably going to be amazing!  If you love history- especially the weird, particular tidbits of history that make it so rich and oddly relatable- you should definitely check this out.

kalidraws

kalidraws:

Sam and I were off in Iceland this past week with the awesome Light Grey Art Lab 2014 Residency, but now we’re back AND ALSO ENGAGED!!! Photos and iceland-based art to come! (and also a wedding at some point!)

That is a 100% accurate drawing of Kali, who is like possibly the nicest person ever???

Missing Iceland already! EINBREIÐ BRÚ

Lionhead released some of the concept art for one of my Fable Legends characters, so I guess I can finally show it off! I haven’t touched Glory since I handed her final orthos off to the team, so it’s a blast to see her final model in all its glory. Pun very intended.

Glory’s meant to be an Evil Queen archetype, but before she fully embraced the dark side- she’s knows she’s the shit and isn’t very apologetic about it, apparently.  Such a blast to design elegant adventure wear!  CHOPINES FOR EVERYONE.

nicholaskole

nicholaskole:

o_o

UM UM UM

it’s time.

First: Page 2 is up online!


Second: BOOKS

(I’m freaking out. In the best way- they printed so well!)

Third: This weekend from Friday till Sunday I will be selling these from table d308 at Boston Comic Con! If you’re in the area and attending please please stop by and grab a copy, a button, a hug and/or let me sketch something for you!

If you can’t make it and you’d like a copy, I’ll be waiting to see how things go at the con (this is my first time selling my own work, so I have no idea what to expect). Online availability will depend on if there’s interest enough around here for me to make another (larger?) print run! So let me know and I shall formulate a plan!!

Today is the best day. I am so grateful to be able to do this, and holding my very own book from start to finish is like the Maleficent project times ten. God is good- making art is hard, and I am so thankful to be at a point where I am actually making comics for fun and for profit. 

Lastly: Book selfies for joy reasons!


WOOOOOOO!

-n


www.jellybots.tumblr.com

Nick’s finally releasing Jellybots!  Let’s all sit here and be jealous of his ability to finish things.  He’s gonna be at Boston Comic Con this weekend at Booth D308, so maybe go say hi for me and check out his work?  I’m not saying you should steal copies for me, but

steal some copies for me