About

About

n i j o m u  is the web home of Nick Mullins.

I make comics. They are sometimes realistic, sometimes dream-like, and on occasion abstract. They explore the tensions between individual identity and societal expectation, looking not only at how personal narrative resists social paradigm but also what happens when both break down. Some of my common themes include family, art, and gender. My work has been recognized for its formal innovation and emotional honesty. I draw in pen-and-ink which I then edit and augment digitally.

I also write about comics, both reviews and studies on form. My meditations on the medium are informed by my years of reading, both comics and theory, and by being a practitioner.

In my other life, I am an educator with over twelve years of teaching in the classroom. I have spent most of my career helping community college students to write, read, and analyze critically.

I live in California with my wife and daughter where I train in Aikido and raise puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Thanks for visiting.

contact:
nick@nijomu.com

publications

comics

anthologies, journals, etc.
 self-published
  • Sink, September 2017
  • Carnivale: a Kit Kaleidoscope Story, 1st ed: March 2014; 2nd ed: September 2017
  • Defrost, July 2012
  • Holiday Funeral, 1st ed: December 2006; 2nd ed: February 2008; 3rd ed: February 2012
  • Kit Kaleidoscope, 1st ed: April 2005; 2nd ed: October 2010
  • Litmus Test 1-13, from October 1996 to February 2004
  • Jack Face, July 1996

writings

press

 

 

Comments

  1. Chris Juricich

    Read your comic about how to do comics the right way. Rough. Hilarious…sorta. Very true. I’m 64 years old and never got a career going as a comics artist (sad for me, maybe) but I got mentioned a few times, professionals like Al Sprang, Kim Thompson, Will Eisner and others said they liked my storytelling, so that was gratifying (unless they were just bullshitting me, who knows) Still.

    So true what you say. Perhaps I’ll send you some recent pages I did for you to judge. I think I tell a decent story, the actual drawing has improved a helluva lot over the years, so. Curious as to your thoughts. Thanks for the link. Too many people see Rob Liefeld as successful and think ‘If his shit can get printed, my asshole smells like roses.’

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