Nicole J. Georges is hitting the road in support of her brand new graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura!
Cassie J. Sneider is ready to regale you with stories from her famously life-changing book Fine Fine Music!
We are uniting to visit your towns, read to you aloud, and teach you things through workshops and Live Advice!
February 16th- LA Zine Fest Reading at Footsies Bar
February 17, 2013- LA Zine Fest
(karaoke afterparty at Sardo’s Bar)
February 20- Asheville, NC @ UNCA
February 21- Baltimore, MD @ Atomic Books w/ guests Monica Gallagher & Sally Madden
February 24- Philadelphia, PA @ The Wooden Shoe w/ guest Sally Madden
February 25- South Hadley, MA @ The Odyssey Bookshop
February 26- Montreal @ CoOp Bookstore w/ special guests GRAHAM AND DIANE!!!!!!
February 27- Burlington, VT @ Phoenix Books
February 28- White River Junction, VT Nicole at The Center for Cartoon Studies
March 2- Belmont, MA @ Belmont Public Library 3 p.m. -Memory Comics Workshop with Nicole
March 2- Boston, Massachusetts @ 7p.m. Hub Comics w/ special Guest LIZ PRINCE
March 3- Providence, RI @ Carpenter St. w/ Special Guests Olivia Horvath & Joe DeGeorge as In Glove With Bach
March 4- Easton, MA @ Ames Free Library
March 4- Worcester, MA @ Dirty Gerund at Rockin’ Ralph’s Diner
March 5- Boston, MA @ Comics Workshop at Simmons College 5 p.m. (location TBA)
March 6- Oberlin, Ohio @ Oberlin College (location TBA)
March 7- Bloomington, Indiana at Indiana University
March 8- Bloomington, Indiana at Boxcar Books
March 9- Nicole at Chicago Zine Fest (find me at Dave Roche’s table)
March 10-Nicole at Chicago Zine Fest
March 10- Cassie at THE LAKE RONKONKOMA ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE and karaoke afterparty!!
March 12- New York, @ Bluestockings w/ special guest CAROLINE PAQUITA
March 13-Brooklyn, NY@ Brooklyn Public Library
March 14- New Paltz, NY Artist Lecture & Reading @ SUNY Sojourner Truth Library
March 14- New Paltz, NY Reading & Zine Party @ Inquiring Minds w/ Special Guests Kate Larson & Jacinta Bunnell!
March 15-Holbrook, NY @ Sachem Public Library
Nicole J. Georges is an award-winning educator, illustrator and pet portrait artist from Portland, Oregon. Nicole has been publishing the autobiographical comic Invincible Summer since 2000, and has toured the country extensively, including two month-long appearances on Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit the Next Generation. Her work has been featured in Tin House, Bitch Magazine, The Rock n Roll Camp for Girls book, and more. In her spare time, Nicole gives advice at asknicolegeorges.blogspot.com and volunteers with senior citizens.
Cassie J Sneider is the author of the life-changingly hilarious memoir Fine Fine Music, a memoir about growing up on Long Island, getting into rockandroll, and having many minimum-wage jobs along the way. She has been touring and performing around the country with comics and zines since 2008, and she hosts a monthly storytelling series called THE WORST! in Brooklyn and San Francisco.
AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS FOR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES:
Ask Nicole Georges LIVE - An hour of live, in-depth advice, and a talk on how Nicole came to be America’s Smartest Girl, and how some uptight parents almost made her stop!
EAST COAST: Nicole and Cassie J Sneider give tag team live, unforgettable advice.
THE WORST! Storytelling for a live audience- The Worst! storytelling series that Cassie J. hosts is centered around the idea that usually, in the worst situations, there is still humor to be found. This memoir workshop dares students to think about their worst jobs, dates, and life situations, zeroing in on the funny parts, and creating a fully-fleshed out story for performance.
Memory Comics Workshop - Students will begin the workshop with a memory writing exercise, and then adapt their writing into a comic on the spot. Nicole J. Georges will guide students through basic comic layout & construction, terminology, character design and process in this 1-3 hours long workshop. Students will leave with the material and resources to begin their own comics. In the extended version, students will leave this workshop with a completed comic.
Queer Comics - A safe space for GLBTQI participants to come together and learn about comics, some famous queer artists, and how to make them on their own. Nicole J. Georges will guide students through basic comic layout & construction, terminology, character design and process in this 1-3 hours long workshop. Students will leave with the material and resources to begin their own comics. In the extended version, students will leave this workshop with a completed comic.
Zines 101 - A talk about the history of zines, how they were important to social movements including Riot Grrl, who makes them now, how and why. Students will get a chance to read zines & self-published comics from around the country in this 1 hour long talk with Q & A, which can be adapted into a longer, hands-on workshop in which students will leave with their own zine in hand! This workshop can be adapted into a Zines & Feminism discussion.
Homorobics & Punk Pilates - Nicole J. Georges leads students in an hour-long aerobics class with an emphasis on fun and not weight loss. Homorobics is a safe space for people of all genders and body types to let their freak flag fly as they do pilates, tae-bo, jazzercise and strength training.