Tuesday, January 5, 2016


2015! It's already come and it's already gone. But what a year it was for me... possibly the biggest and best yet? It was my 7th year living in Los Angeles, and the first year where I really felt like the silly projects I do are becoming big things. But the real special part has been my friends, old and new, who have spent this year with me and made it such a joy. Here's my look-back of this year... the good times and the best bits of 2015.

The Back to the Future art show kicked 2015 on the right track. I am immensely thankful for the artists, the people who came to visit, and BTTF co-creator and screenwriter Bob Gale himself for supporting the gallery on opening night. These shows can be a lot of work at times, but when we open those doors and the flood of people start pouring in, and their eyes widen and smiles grow all around, it makes it all worth it!

My first full year working at Nickelodeon, and it feels goood! Pig Goat Banana Cricket (the show I work on) premiered over the summer. It's pretty amazing to be part of something on TV, something that people enjoy and come up to you and talk about. This is one crazy show and I love it and everyone I work with!
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SDCC 2015
This might've been the craziest Comic Con yet. I was publicly drunk for about 70% of it but at least I have pictures to jog my memories!

I love San Francisco. I took a week trip there in August and it was one of the highlights of my life. The Walt Disney Family Museum alone is worth the trip. The Charles Schultz Museum, all the great bars and food, the ocean and sea life. Even my hotels were cool.
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Started regularly scheduled Bad Movie Nights at my place this year. Complete craziness. I hope to do a hundred of these.
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This show was so much fun to do. Another art gallery in the books!

Another flawless year of victories for our pub trivia team Stevie Dynamite and the Hollywood Nipples!
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The most successful gallery show this year. Julia and I had the best time curating this together, and I'm pretty darn proud of how it turned out. Shoutout to all the Simpsons artists who contributed and supported, as well as Matt G himself for showing up!
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These two crazy kids got married and I couldn't be happier for them. I love them both so much, it's ridiculous!
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No matter what happens, I always take comfort in knowing that Channel 101 is around. It reminds me that even though people come and people go, 101 itself will always be there with open arms. A great community for artists and filmmakers to be together and make cool shit.
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Yet another art show soon followed, this time at Cinefamily. A total honor being asked to help curate an event and art show for Jem! And yes, it was in complete rebellious action against the big dumb Jem movie Hollywood made. Thanks to my great friends for contributing art, and it was wonderful meeting Jem's creator Christy Marx!
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Halloween is usually a pretty big deal for me but this might've been the best one yet (?) Nick and Titmouse both put on some great parties. Plus I won 1st Place for Best Comedy Costume! Sorry George.
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Brailey and I had the pleasure of being on the judging panel for next year's Annie Awards. It was really cool to be on this panel and learn how all this award stuff works! Thanks a bunch to our pal Brooke for having us!
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It's always nice going back to Tucson and being with so many great buddies for the holidays. Now Molly and Carl are expecting, scheduled for May 2016. Congrats you guys!!!
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So here's to 2015. And 2016 is right behind the corner! There are a bunch of things I left out of this review for length's sake, plus a couple of things I HAD to leave out - things that must remain secret for now. Things that are being worked on right now!

There are plenty of surprises in store for next year, and I can't wait to spend them with all of you!!

Lots of love! -Nico

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall's ending, Winter's almost here!

Hello Blogger, long time no see. Here's some stuff from the last couple months:

A gift for my wonderful friend Geneva! It’s her characters Know-How the Bunny and Exuberance the Kitty! ♥

Lydia from the Beetlejuice cartoon, a piece drawn for Halloween.

A cartoony children's show logo Mike McCafferty asked me to draw for his Channel 101 series, HONKERS.

A shop-a-holic squirrelly girl someone commissioned me to create for their retail website.

Fanart Alert: Penelope Pitstop and Judy Jetson

Hey have you seen MY TUMBLR? Go and check that out to see posts about my art and life-happenings a lot more frequently!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


See you all this weekend! We'll be handing out Bacon Strips prints!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Here's my piece for Q Pop's Ham Ba Ga Show art gallery, celebrating all things hamburgers! It's entitled "Meat-Bound Beat-Down". And special thanks to Aron Shay for the color shading and background help!

This will be up for sale along with a ton of other awesome artists' as well, so come join the fun and visit us this Saturday night in Little Tokyo, LA!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Corny Doggz in a Pie-Ay-Yi House

Here's a special anniversary drawing for the beloved Californian beach chain Hot Dog on a Stick. They loved it!

Some fanart for friends Kate Freund and Kyle Reiter's Channel 101 series Legend of the White Tiger.

Remember the iPod skin cover I designed? Here it is in all it's skinned up glory!

Plus a couple of foodle doodles whilst spending an evening at the amazing House o' Pies.

Also, if you've been thinking about buying my new print then now's the time. I've only got about 10 of these suckers left!

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Back to work...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Swing, You Sinners!

I've gotten a really positive response from this piece I recently did, so I've decided to sell prints of it! They'll ship right to you, as 11x17 high-quality glossy prints, for just $12 bucks (+$2 shipping). Buy one for yourself, your sweetheart, or even your dad!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Big Fat Hairy Update!

It's been foreverrrrrr since I've posted! Is Blogger dying? Everybody is now over on TUMBLR!!!!!
This blog will continue on, of course, but if you want to see much more up-to-the-moment updates with my art and life in general, go follow my Tumblr. It's fun, promise.

So here's some Nico cartoons from the past month or two. Check out the skin design I did for my new iPod tOuch!

Channel 101 fanart! Myke Chilian's Puzzles...

Kate Freund's Le Typewriter...

Friend Deanna!

Cover art for the 27th episode of The Grandma's Virginity Podcast, starring Justin Roiland, Ryan Ridley and Jackie Buscarino!

GUESS WHAT!! The quadfecta is now complete: Tara Billinger moved in with us last month! Here is a piece I did to celebrate!

Tara's celebratory cartoon!!!! I love how each of us are represented by our characters partyin' all together!

Here is Jack's portrait! So awesome! You must join our cult!

Live action family portrait coming soon!
I love these crazy kids. Our apartment is now a powerhouse of cartoon happiness.

Lastly, my birthday was last week and I got some amazing art gifties. Here are some of my favorite cartoon ladies, courtesy of Kali!!! <3

More amazement from Tara!!!

Jack drew me as KERMIE!

And some international Scribble and Skarfy fanart by the talented Hammerson! I love this, man!

I have much more new art to share, but I'll save some of it for the next post!
Thanks for visiting my blogggggg.