Synopses & Reviews
For years, Nicole J. Georges has recorded her thoughts and adventures in beautifully illustrated journal entries and published them in her zine, Invincible Summer. Now, the first 8 issues of this beloved publication (including many, new, rare and out of print pages) are collected in one book. Overflowing with personality and wit, drama and art, this anthology presents five years of Nicole's low-paying jobs, heartbreaking romances, inspiring friendships, vegan recipes, dog motherhood, and endless trips to the corner coffeeshop.
"Her personality and wit shines through her drawings which describe five years of badly paid jobs, drama and heartbreak, friendships, being mother to a dog and vegan cuisine (including recipes!). Over the course of the book we can see the improvement in Georges' illustrations, which look as though they are torn straight out of a sketchbook. What makes this comic so special is how it makes the reader think of how magical the most simplest of actions and ordinary moments can be; such as riding a bike or even having your daily coffee. An unpretentious and endearing example of life as art." —Mooky Chick
"This collection of Georges illustrated journal makes me feel good about life. The matter of fact way she deals with every day happenstance makes me feel better about issues that I usually feel awkward about." —Belle's Musings & Contemplations
"On the surface, this zine anthology is a huge collection of illustrated journal entries spanning six years of Nicoles life. She writes about her work, her lovers, places shes lived, funny things her friends have said, and her beloved dog, Beija. But theres something deeper here; theres a theme of almost childlike sincerity. The way she draws herself in a hat with bear ears and her friends surrounded by little hearts, the way she doesnt gloss over embarrassing or unflattering situations, and the fact that she expresses her feelings when shes going through rough times instead of pretending its no big deal make this zine very down to earth and relatable."—Razorcake
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 more! 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!
About the Author
Nicole J. Georges lives in Portland, Oregon. She has published many zines. This is her first book.