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Another Space cats character + a pile of comics

Here’s the next Space Cats crew member- Chester Snugglewumps! Mr. Snugglewumps is the space cat’s engineer, he loves inventing & building robots and discovering new technologies. But, he’s a very shy and skiddish cat. He’s one of those cats that would run away from a mouse rather than catch it. Once he finally gets comfortable around you, Mr. Snugglewumps is a super loving and friendly space cat.

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Also I wanted to show you guys- I was reorganizing my flat files and storing away my journal comic, and look! This is the stack of about 2 years of journal comics, for every Tuesday. Crazy huh?! The little stack on the bottom is actually of 11×17 paper, so I fit two comics per page on those. So basically, if each comic was stacked individually on top of each other, this stack of comics would be even higher. Even crazier!!

Character-Ace

Your first sneak peek: Space Cats!

Introducing- CATS IN SPAAAAACE!! I’ve been doodling cats in space for awhile, so I had decided it was time to design specific cat characters for a space adventure. The concepts I have going are very far along already since I’ve been playing with designs and colorations for a few months now. So they’re finally presentable, phew!

Above is the Space Captain, Captain Ace Lighting! Or Zappabolt. Or something electric sounding for his last name. (I’m still in the conceptual phase, after all.) But that’s why he’s yellow and has a lighting shaped hairdo.

Captain Ace is a hyper cat, which doesn’t always match the required attitude for a spaceship captain, but he’s definitely got the need to explore! Which is what space travel is all about. He may not be the brightest kitty on the ship, but he’s a great leader & is fun to be around.

Will my new website that I’m developing be only Space Cats? No way! I’ve got other cuteness brewing too.

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The Last Journal Comic

Can you believe that my first journal comic I’ve posted on this site was back on June 25, 2013? …2013!! That’s almost 2 years! And in those years, I’ve posted journal comic after journal comic every single Tuesday.

Geez, I’ve actually been drawing journal comics for years before posting them online too. Phew, so many journal comics!  The reason why I started drawing journal comics in the first place was to keep a catalog of my life and to continue practicing & honing my abilities of drawing comics & cartoons.

So… although I know some of you may be disappointed, I feel like it’s time to draw OMG Nikki to a close. Sharing these comics with you all has been rewarding, and I hope you’ll stick around with me as I continue forward to my next project.

 

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But, wait a second! I don’t want your Tuesdays to be void of Nikki art & cute cartoons! So I’m going to continue my Tuesday updates here at OMG Nikki to give you all a sneak peek each week of what’s coming up next in my new super awesome project, until my new website is ready for launch. I’ve been putting in a ton of conceptual development, and not to mention heart & soul, so I hope you all will be as excited about it as I am!

Introducing, a quick little sneak peek to get things started!

 

 

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Travelling by Rolly Chair

Alright, I know you guys are here with me on this one- sometimes you’ve just got to scoot your rolly chair across the room to get back to your computer. Sure, getting up and moving the chair would be more logical and easier… but why stand up when you can keep sitting down?!

It was pretty funny seeing this comic inked before I inked Steve in as well. It looked like I was poltergeisted across the room. Which, thank goodness, was NOT what happened, haha.

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The Power of a Pitiful Cat’s Meow

Here’s part two about my mom’s cats, featuring Chancey- the super sweet & fluffy scaredy cat! Chancey sure has that pitiful cat meow perfected.

It is a dangerous thing when cats start to realize their adorableness gets them whatever they want. If cats were to ever take over the world, that’s how they’d do it. …Or any other pets for that matter.

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Cats Love Laser Pointers

Cats love laser pointers, and my mom’s cat is certainly one of them. But what could possibly be more exciting than a laser pointer? THIS.

Steve and I are moving to a different town in Georgia, so I’ve decided to draw some comics about the other cats of the household before we go. So here’s Pistol starring in the first one!

And what’s that bow tie shape on her face? A birthmark! It shows through her fur. How cute is that??

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Down vs Down Alternative Pillows

Down pillows are super comfy, but… yeah. Feathers just get everywhere. Even when you’re not switching pillow cases! If anyone knows how to avoid down feathers from invading your entire room, let me know. Otherwise, when it comes to down vs down alternative pillows, I’ll go with the latter option.

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Inspired from my Child-like Imagination

When I was a kid, like most kids, I was very imaginative. But unlike most kids, I was dedicated to it. I remember, even though I was surrounded by all my friends at lunch at school- having fun, talking, and laughing with them every day, I’d set aside time to sit there and zone out into my own Nikki daydreams. And my friends weren’t weirded out by it at all. In fact, every now and then one of them would join me and go into their own world for a little bit.

Obviously, a year or two down the line from then, this would become a weird thing to do. Psh, growing up! But I always remained dedicated to my imagination. I wrote stories with my friends, shared a journal with them, and created my own stories.

I think most people go on from that age and forget how to just imagine wild stories and all the possibilities around them. For me, nothing brings me back quicker to that great feeling of being a kid again than letting my imagination get rolling.

To this day, my art is inspired from my child-like imagination. What brings you guys back to your childhood?