Friday, November 20, 2009


I'm slowly developing the world of these hipstergirls, Scribble and Skarfy! I really love these characters, so I've been coming up with tons of ideas and stories for eventual short webcomics and cartoons I wanna make with them. Here's just a little bit of what I've been coming up with.

Wanting to add more characters to this universe than just the girls, Scribble has a boyfriend named Cliff. A hipster dude of course, complete with hair in is eyes, a man-scarf, vest, and tighty tight black jeans. This is only my first in some concept sketches I've done of him, I wanna see if I can work more at making him a tad more appealing.

Skarfy on the other hand is a loner and is completely content spending nights relaxing in her room with a book and some Radiohead records. But that doesn't stop Cliff's fat hipster friend from always trying to make the moves on her. Poor Skarfy!

Here's just an average day in the lives of two 20-year old LA scenesters.

But life isn't all fun! The girls have day jobs too. Persistent to associate herself with only the utmost non-mainstream world of fashion and culture, there's no more obvious choice for Scribble's career than at the hippest of the HIPPEST in clothing retail... Urban Outfitters. Of course.

I've met plenty of real-life Scribbles in the form of Urban employees during my visits to these stores. They may be there to ring up your purchases and guide you towards the fitting rooms, but that doesn't mean they're not gonna serve you up some hot 'n fresh 'TUDE while doing it.

The more artistic type, and with a true love for the most alternative music and indie films, it's only fitting for Skarfy to work at America's largest independent record store.

A surly Amoeba cashier helping clueless customers find music and movies, this is Skarfy's view for 8 hours a day.

So there's a little bit of what I've got so far. I can't wait to keep developing this series. I hope you're excited too!

Here's a goofy doodle I did while I was bored. UH-OH SOMETHING'S DIFFERENT

Finally I'd like to present a little gift for my awesome pal, and yours, Zach Bellissimo!! I wanted to draw some fanart of his cool character Jillyan, and while doing so, I seemed to add in my girls as well. I hope you like it, Zach! Everyone go to his blog if you want to see his own drawings of Jill!

Scribb and Skarfy's #1 priority is to be the hippest kids in the room, but as soon as someone cooler walks in, the girls drop EVERYTHING and start taking notes. They are very eager to learrrrrn!
Here's just the ink for Jillyan.
Thanks for reading. I have more surprises to post soon... plus Scribble and Skarfy fanart by my friends! I'm so honored. Okay see you all next time!


callie! said...

HA HA NICO! I love this post and I'm very glad you started fleshing out the hipster girls. I am mentally cataloging the ways I am like them and hating myself for it. I CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE UPDATE.

Workshop Cooker said...

I see these girls everywhere. Oh man and cliff, you could also have him wear a v neck undershirt only with his scarf if he wants to dress down. Great work cashew budder.

Kali Fontecchio said...

The top drawing is my fav- Skarfy makes some cute poses!

Their lives seem awfully familiar, I wonder who that reminds me of..........hmmmmmmmmmmm.......................

I like your drawing for Zach too! Yay Zach!

Chenny said...

sooo nice! I love those girls, they're really getting developed! (not in the sexual way) ;)

I can't wait to see more Cliff drawings, keep up the awesome work!

..L.A hipsters are so interesting..

david gemmill said...


cliffster the hipster is in DA HOUZ

J Cola said...

I love your expressions for the girls, they are so awesome.
and I'm totally jealous of your line work.

Shawn Dickinson said...

All this stuff is great! Can't wait to finally see some comics with these girls! The top drawing is my favorite! Your designs keep getting better and better!!!

Oh, man...I always spend too much money at Amoeba Music. Gotta stay away from there....Records are like crack to me!

Jessica said...

I try to get Casey to wear man-scarves all the time with no luck.

I really love these characters. So accurate and hilarious. Keep it up Nico!!!

Tara Billinger said...

I love your hipsters! Their becoming such great and fun characters. I laughed at Zachs gift, Jillian looks so cool in your stylings. C: Great stuff, Nico!

Nico said...

Callie- Thank you! Although, I really hope I am not giving the wrong impression here.. by making these hipster characters, it's only for making funny cartoons. I don't hate hipsters and I don't think anyone should feel bad if they see a little of themselves in them! It's the same thing as making a cartoon about a dumb jock and a ditzy cheerleader, or nerdy kids, or goth kids. It's just harmless stereotyping. We can laugh, but it doesn't mean we don't care or should be ashamed about them :)

Casey- Thanks head cook! Totally, I'm going to give Cliff a variety of scarves. I own a few myself that are perfect for him

Kali- Thankyou! Yes, their daily routines DO seem a bit familiar, huh?

Cheyenne- Thankyou!! Haha yes, they are 20, so they are pretty much fully developed in that other sense, muaha.

David G- Oh yes. We're seeing dudes like him at the Bigfoot Lodge every weekend!

Jenny- Aww thanks, but you are the one who taught me digital line work in the first place! So folks, just know that without the amazing Jenny, there would be no Nico Cartoons.

Shawn- THANKS BUDDY! and yeah, I'm totally addicted to Amoeba

Jess- Thankyou! Also, credit for the character of Cliff's fat hipster friend (who is not yet named) goes to you. You came up with the idea!

Tara- Thankee Tara!! I'm so glad you love the girls. They love you too!

callie! said...

I cannot stop looking at the boobs of the IRL hipster girl. What is wrong with me.