for my maps class we were required to make something for They Draw & Travel (but I’m such a homebody I just did my apartment omg) and for book illustration we had to do 1 or 2 pieces for They Draw & Cook! I was working on these around the same time…this format is really difficult for me LOL.

we had to re-imagine well-known characters into a different culture for book illustration so I did Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a kpop band

zeeenya:

KICKSTARTER TO PRINT VOLUME 1 OF TODD & PETUNIA JUST LAUNCHED!!!!!!!!!!

Yes… this is the thing I’ve been working on secretly for the last little while… I’m biting my nails like nuts…

This is a Kickstarter to fund the printing for volume 1 of Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet. It’s an approximately 176 pages full-colour book with a dust jacket and a pull-out poster. The book will be 7 by 9 inches. It’s basically my dream book.

If you go to the Kickstarter page, you can watch a video where I talk about my comic in a fragile voice. PLEASE… ENJOY… (OR NOT…) 

EVEN IF YOU CAN’T CONTRIBUTE, I’D REALLY APPRECIATE REBLOGS TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD… THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!

someone pls give me tons of money so I can get the highest tier…OR I GUESS U CAN DO IT FOR URSELF…EITHER IS FINE…PLS JUST DO IT

inkblazers:

THIS IS NOT FICTION CHAPTER 16: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

"Happy 2nd Anniversary, Isaiah and Isaiah’s GF! Can Landon and Julian help Isaiah with The Most Romantic Night Ever, or will they make it The Worst Night Ever?"

Read THIS IS NOT FICTION on Inkblazers.com!

★ READ HERE ★ E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION ★ all reblogs are super helpful/appreciated!

Helloooo! It’s that time of the month… TINF TIME YAAAAA I end March with the end of chapter 16!!! I actually thought it was gonna be longer but it went pretty fast… I hope you liked it!!! Please click the link to read the last 15 pgs!

I handwrote this part of the chapter… do you guys like digital fonts or handwriting in TINF better? I won’t be offended if you say fonts, so pls let me know :D??

READ HEREE-MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONall reblogs are super helpful/appreciated!

Helloooo! It’s that time of the month… TINF TIME YAAAAA I end March with the end of chapter 16!!! I actually thought it was gonna be longer but it went pretty fast… I hope you liked it!!! Please click the link to read the last 15 pgs!

I handwrote this part of the chapter… do you guys like digital fonts or handwriting in TINF better? I won’t be offended if you say fonts, so pls let me know :D??

this is the piece I did for Daniel Krall’s show TECHNOTWONIC!! It’s even more obnoxious in person and the show is SUPER MEGA awesome and currently up so stop by the Julian Allen gallery at MICA!!!

this is the piece I did for Daniel Krall’s show TECHNOTWONIC!! It’s even more obnoxious in person and the show is SUPER MEGA awesome and currently up so stop by the Julian Allen gallery at MICA!!!

Hiiii! BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, MangaMagazine has officially changed its name to InkBlazers!!! I’m super excited to announce it because I feel like the name doesn’t sound manga-exclusive anymore. COMICS FOR EVERYONE…please update your links to any comic on InkBlazers by switching “mangamagazine” in a URL to “inkblazers”! (Links to mangamagazine will still work, but it’d be a lot better if you could update them :D) (btw, thank you InkBlazers graphic designer for making this for me!!)

Hiiii! BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, MangaMagazine has officially changed its name to InkBlazers!!! I’m super excited to announce it because I feel like the name doesn’t sound manga-exclusive anymore. COMICS FOR EVERYONE…please update your links to any comic on InkBlazers by switching “mangamagazine” in a URL to “inkblazers”! (Links to mangamagazine will still work, but it’d be a lot better if you could update them :D) (btw, thank you InkBlazers graphic designer for making this for me!!)

3 pg comic very loosely based on an event in my life (I fell LOL) set in a different time period done for my adv seq arts classsssssss

raveninblue Hi Nikki! I've been a long time admirer of your art and comic! As someone looking to take art in college, I was wondering if you have any recommendations/advice/comments about your art college experience, more specifically about MICA but general stuff is great too. Thanks so much ovo

Hi raveninblue!! THANKS SO MUCHHH I’m glad you like my art/comic!! :’D ♥ I guess in general I’ve really liked art school! MICA in particular has a tough foundation program and you’re required to take various academic classes but AFTER FRESHMAN YEAR I’ve really enjoyed MICA so far. Freshman year is seriously difficult but I’m glad I stuck through because I’m really happy being here!! But like any school, you have to look up the teachers and ask other students about the classes; I’ve chosen really good illustration classes based on that (or maybe I’m easy to please idk LOL)! But I know a lot of my classmates who’ve had sucky classes… ):

I’m the type of person who has trouble learning things on my own so I really enjoy being able to receive feedback with critique and ask for endless amounts of help from my teachers. For real, my favorite thing is when my teachers help me… :’D If you have trouble teaching yourself and need a good push to get work done (MEEE me me me LOL), I’d definitely consider art school!! I’ve grown a lot because I understand a lot more with the help of my teachers/peers.

If you’re looking to take art in school rather than going to art school, uhmm…I can’t say for sure (anyone please feel free to comment!!), but those might be more foundation/basic-ish classes and not as specific as classes in art school. For example, some illustration classes at MICA include: sequential arts, illustrating the edible, book illustration, maps, narrative: words & pictures, etc! It really depends on what kind of person you are; my interests are very specific so I tend to enjoy the different types of illustration classes I can take. :D

Overall, I’ve liked being here at MICA a lot and I’ve met a lot of really awesome people! Going to art school is like living in a little bubble where everyone loves the same things you do, almost everyone watches/appreciates cartoons, you all have the same artist’s problems, and I love how people dress, like seriously I can wear a cat shirt everyday and it’d be cool. That’s my favorite thing about art school…LOL jk but seriously.

My classmate Shirley put together this super awesome list with links and stuff with info about MICA specifically I think might be helpful for you!! :D

If you have some specific questions or maybe you wanna know more please let me know! :D

SAD BEAR is a wordless story I drew for book illustration with the main purpose of being an accordion book! It looks really strange cut up like this so here’s the complete image if you’re interested in seeing!