Show & Tell: Nicole Georges
May 4 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
AB 320 (click for map)
2000 SW 5th Avenue
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 once” by Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home.“ Allô, dr Laura? was an Official Selection at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
She has been publishing her own zines and comics for 20 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 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 currently teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program.
Nicole is the 2015/16 Donaldson Writer in Residence at the College of William and Mary.
In her spare time, Nicole writes an advice column, publishes a yearly animal calendar, 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.