Nicole Georges

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Nicole J. Georges is a writer and illustrator from Portland, Oregon.

Her Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was called “engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant” by Rachel Maddow, and “disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at one” by Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

She has been publishing her own zines and comics for almost twenty years; and has toured the country extensively, including two appearances on Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit tour. Nicole’s diary comic zine, Invincible Summer, has been collected into two anthology books.

Nicole has been teaching comics and writing for over a 15 years, through Portland's Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), Writers in the Schools, Portland State University, and Young Audiences of Oregon. She was the 2013 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she was also on faculty. She won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2012, and will be the 2016/17 Donaldson Writer in Residency at the College of William & Mary in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Ms. Georges has been teaching at CCA since 2014.

In her spare time, Nicole publishes a yearly calendar of animal illustrations, and volunteers with senior citizens at Portland’s Marie Smith Center (she publishes a zine about these seniors, called Tell It Like It Tiz).

She is currently at work on a graphic memoir called Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home. It will be out with Mariner books in 2017.

Here is an article about NJG in the Oregonian, from 2013

Lecturer, Comics