Invincible Summer: An Anthology II
by Nicole Georges Author
After years of over-caffeinated and restless free time, acclaimed artist and writer Nicole J Georges has amassed hundreds of pages of autobiographic comics, lush illustrations of doggies and elephants, and confessional diary entries in her zine Invincible Summer. This volume presents the next four years in the continuing adventures of our intrepid hero and her tumultuous yet always entertaining life. We're also treated to the usual vegan recipes, priceless moments, friendships, humor, fashion, and heart from this rad Portland lady.
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Comments & Reviews
"Nicole does it again… diary comics filled with the love of animals, band antics, dating, everyday occurrences, minor traumas and some of my favorite drawings ever. It’s not all straight diary comics… Nicole throws in “Advice for Fat Girls who Thrift Shop’, an ‘Ask Nicole’ sassy advice column, a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake, a description of ‘The Points Game’ and more fun than you can shake a stick at. By the end of this pretty pink-covered book you will be bowing down to the gal with the finest beehive hairdo around."
"Basically, this second collection of her long-running comic zine is more or less about her day-to-day activities, which somehow make the extremely mundane and typical feel entertaining. I mean, I’m not sure how numerous repeats of ‘made breakfast, went to work, hung out with friends, made a joke, played with dog’ became a real page turner for me. It just did. It’s not all boring though. There are a couple of tour diaries (both with a band, as part of the Sister Spit reading tour) that proved to be engaging and full of excitement."
i'm so excited!!!
This is undoubtedly a guilty pleasure to read, with pages of comics about girlfriend drama and meal choices. But there's something comforting in the persistance of this zine, while many autobiographical zines of the same kind sputter out.
As with Volume I, these are books to be cherished by women of all ages. Both speak volumes about how using our voice, whether it be verbal, written or artistic, can make a difference. nicole has a continuous solid message reminding us to be kind to animals and to do what we can to stop unnecessary abuse.
Georges is as self-aware as she is talented... The best anecdotes in this collection are the ones linked to the smallest of moments: a night spent with a friend, a recipe, an image, and short illustrated synopsis of a day. To this author, the details of drawing or moment are as important as its big events. This collection exudes an electric feeling of discovery. Life, as depicted in this book, seems open with possibility. In short, it seems invincible.
For years, Nicole J Georges has recorded her thoughts and adventures in illustrated journal entries and published them in her zine Invincible Summer. Now, #9-14 of this publication are collected in one book.
Nicole's landscape is populated by rebellious and tender animals, home-cooked food, crafts, bee-hive hairdos, heavy banged girls destine to love you and/or ruin your life, and a pair of spectacular spectacles by which to witness the whole grand procession "life" pass by.