Friday, November 21, 2008

Children's Artistic Development Two

The sequel to the first installment on artistic development in children prepared for Dr. Judith Burton's class on that subject. - Nick (You can find the initial one here)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Maxine Says...

An essay on legendary education philosopher Maxine Greene. Learn more about Maxine here: 11/7/08) - Nick

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Seeing Red, Feeling Blue

A comic about divisions and over-simplification in four pages. Created in October of 2008. - Nick 
(Click on individual images to view at full size - and to print.)  

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Children's Artistic Development - Early Stages

Comic made for Judith Burton's class on artistic development. - Nick (September 2008) (Click on individual images to view at full size - and to print.)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

In the Box, Out of the Box

This piece was first created literally out of a block (box) of wood sliced in 8 pieces (drawn on with a Sharpie) for an art fundraiser in Grosse Pointe, MI. It occurred at nearly the same time as a box show fundraiser at the Detroit Artists Market. Boxes and blocks were on my mind. In the fall of 2008, i traced photos of the work on the computer and relettered (also on the computer, thankfully), and rewrote page 5, as the context worked for the art show but not for it in this new form. It's not quite a comic, but it's related. Anyway, that's that. - N

Saturday, February 2, 2008


This comic created in summer of 2007, was the first done entirely digitally. Mostly just a test of the tools, with the hopes of speeding up some elements of the process and making lettering legible! - N

Friday, February 1, 2008

A Conversation with Charles

This piece was created in Spring of 2006 for an exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market. I am currently working on a biography of Charles McGee for Wayne State University Press - due out as soon as I can finish the text!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Possibilities: The Rabbit Page and more...

(If you came here looking for work from the dissertation - click here or the 'dissertation' tab to the upper right. - N) 

This comes from the graphic essay "Possibilities" that accompanied Game Show Detroit ( Produced in the spring of 2005, it's 16 pages long with full color cover. I may add other pages from it to this archive at some point. - N

(Page 2 - the "Rabbit Page")

(Page 5)

(Page 11)

(Page 14)

Show of Hands

This was created for "Defending the Tree of Liberty" part two - which was post-Presidential Election 2004. Along with the piece for part one "Security", i credit these pieces as getting me back into making comics after a rather lengthy hiatus. - N


This was created for an art show "Defending the Tree of Liberty" before the 2004 Presidential Election. Participating in this project (with short notice), helped get me back into making comics again. - N