A Cartoonist’s Diary

L. Nichols: Day Two

L. Nichols was born and raised in rural southwest Louisiana and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Media Arts and Sciences, both from MIT. His work has been exhibited in several group shows, including the Crest Hardware Art Show, Upstate Artists Guild’s POW, the Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Lucky Gallery, Medialia Rack and Hamper Gallery, Sustainable NYC, the Mariposa Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a month long solo viewing at Everything Goes. He is the recipient of the Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Award for achievement in the creative and performing arts. Nichols’ illustrations and comics have appeared in the Village Voice,
Gilt Taste, the Atlantic, BEA Rock Fest, Verve Magazine, the Zinester’s Guide to NYC, Smoke Signal, SMITH Magazine, the Nib, and the anthologies QU33R (Northwest Press) and Warmer: A Collection of Comics about Climate Change for the Fearful & Hopeful. Nichols is the co-publisher (as Grindstone Comics) of the award-winning comics quarterly,

Ley Lines, with Czap Books. He is also the product designer and artist of the famed restaurant murals for La Esquina. Flocks, Nichols’s debut graphic novel, was serialized by Retrofit Comics. Nichols lives, and works as an illustrator, comic artist, graphic designer, educator and sometime blacksmith, with his wife and their two children in New York’s
Hudson Valley.

Flocks, published by Secret Acres, will be in stores September 15th, 2018. L. Nichols’ comics are available at finer comic shops and online through the Secret Acres Emporium.