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Flight Volume 8 is out TODAY. Click the link above to order it from Amazon! Or you could just...go to Borders :D :D :D

This is the first finished page of my Fight Entry, "The Hollow Men". If you guys pick up a copy, let me know what you think! I really hope you love it! Thanks SO much for your support.

MAJOR posts on process, excitement etc on my blog:
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spacerocketbunny Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student General Artist
wow gorgeous first page! lovely atmosphere and lighting!
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DamdSouza Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Wow.. simply Fantastic :D
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Suundial Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I love your work. I ordered the magazine flight from italy to see this work printed. *.* I follow your work assiduously!:)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! That's amazing- I hope you love it :D
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levyk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Cool character! Cool color!
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Dalya-Novae Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   General Artist
Very nice comic, thank you!
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V-ChristsW3apon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student
super happy fun reading time >:3
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pyuan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous! Totally going to order a copy!
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Fallingfreely Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
SWEET, there are copies in circulation of my library system :DDDD *rents* I'm very excited to read the rest of this comic, and enjoy the other artists' as well. Flight is such a great collection of talented artists!
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Dream-Piper Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just read this yesterday! Omigosh so amazing!!! Your a great artist!
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Chainroundmyneck Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice perspective!
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Flurrin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this story!
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criz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
got Flight 8 in the mail today and I'm loving the stories I read so far
admittedly I had picked it up because of your story

I'm looking forward to more of your stories and stunning art :D
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ thanks for your support!
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muffinman388 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Had the pleasure of reading this, finally, the other day. Well done buddy, a huge accomplishment.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Igloo Head and Tree Head have something to say about those...
^_^ thanks, buddeh!
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nohamoharram Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awesome :)
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katy33 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I'm a huge FLIGHT fan and I really enjoyed your piece! The art and story were both beautiful!
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TastesLikeInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
MUST BUY
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paris-smiles Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
rahhhhh, pulled me in immediately. why am i so poor??!!?!
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Taeblossom Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Amazing lighting, colours, textures, writting, perspective... need I go on? It may just continue to widen your ego. Do not want your ego to oversize, might not leave room for your pure amazingness.
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davidcampbellart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Stunning
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really enjoy the lighting and typography.
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Jaloe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
I got Flight 8. AMAZING!!! I LOOOVED your story, the colors, EVERYTHING!
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fshuds Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I especially like how this has an almost dreamlike quality to it. :)
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Caraphae Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am fangirl fainting here. Hollow Men knocked me off my feet- the little details, the old-school cartooning of it and all that lighting-it was one of my favorite stories in the book, and in Flight that's pretty hard to call. And now you have a DA account! I am following in glee. Thank you so much for that story!
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brbianca Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the scene, the colours, everything here. Your style is amazing! :)
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zhaomeng Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
bought this and read yours straight away. Breathtaking and amazing.

The serpents in the water are soooo creepy.

I could literally hear the Father's voice saying "So receive this gift..."

The entire atmosphere, the designs, everything. is. magical.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks SO much.
It's so amazing to have friends from far and wide support me...I'm really glad you liked the story :)
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IADM Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous!
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pingupingue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
great colors and cool shapes research! :)
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Burnleft Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
I saw this and then clicked to Amazon and ordered myself a copy. Can't wait to read it! The artist list looks amazing and I'm stoked to see the art and stories!!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! Thanks SO much :D
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely adore your colors, brother! Well done and congrats on the Flight comic!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D Thanks for wathcing, too, I really like your work!
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Nafah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!
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smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am getting this so hard! Amazon, here I come! :D

It looks fantastic, and it's been wonderful seeing all the work that went into it. Makes me want to go and work on my own comic.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you totally shoooouuulllld! :p
Thanks! :D
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Morag-I Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   General Artist
I purchased this book and I read this story.
I am impressed and it is my personal belief that your work was head and shoulders above the others in this anthology. It isn't that you're just skilled or that you've worked hard to do your art, you truly have a gift. God has given you something that makes you stand out, sir, even among other talented people. Seeing your work next to others' really made this click in my mind.
You have quite a gift, and I don't say that to devalue your hard work. I know that this skill you have is something that has been sharpened over long years (perhaps it is the very drive to sharpen that skill that is the gift). I say that to mean that God has given you something very astounding. Your eye for light and color is what makes this short comic spectacular. Keep up the good work.

Also, I imagined that this fellow's name was 'Thallon'. Haha, go figure. I'm not sure where that came from.
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shaunsheep Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
wuw wow
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Patineitor Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
looks amazing!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Lovely as I said before. But also intriguing in all the ways the start of a story should be. Where are we? What's the cultural background to the design of the canoe (or is it a gondola). Why is he so angry (and what a beautiful way to demonstrate anger) that he's been crowned?
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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OpticalPhenomenon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo! So beautiful, this is even better than what I expected:) You're a freaking genius. I am so going to get this as soon as it hits the shelves here in Finland. I really love your style and could definitively pick it up anywhere and I'm sure the story is going to knock me of my feet too :D Sorry for sounding like such a fan girl, but I really do love your art :) "They tried to crown me..." hah, that line is going to haunt me for the rest of the week, being such a story geek as I am, I'm sure I wont be able to shake it off completely until I know what it means :D Anyway, good job! And congrats! You should be proud!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I hope it DOES hit shelves in Finland :) I'm not sure about how international distribution works out...
I'm also excited that the first line has you intrigued...that's all I can ask for! Love to hear what you think when you read the whole story :D
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OpticalPhenomenon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure it will, all the earlier issues have :) And if not I can always order it from amazon :)I will definitely get back to you after I've read it:)
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legacyofpiracy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Just got back from Barnes and Nobel with Flight 8! I absolutely love your story (and for that matter all of the others - I think this anthology is very well done!). You lucked out on your placement in the book, it falls right open to your story! :)

The artwork was painfully gorgeous, I love those amber colors you use and your sketchy line quality. The character design really fascinated me, particularly the spirit/monsters and the way you drew the character as an old man. Simply beautiful. Your art is the reason I bought this book. :)

I also though the story was very interesting and unique. Of course there are plenty of stories dealing with a similar subject matter, but those characters always seemed to come across as whiny children to me. Their 'change' only really came when they hit rock bottom or were beaten over the head with advice. You managed to tell a brief coming of age story very eloquently and proudly, which I loved. Sorry if that makes no sense, I just basically thought it was wonderfully done.

Anyway, just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your story and art! It's truly an inspiration to me.
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is SUCH a nice comment. Thank you! Just the fact that you gave it enough consideration to write a nice, thoughtful comment is enormously encouraging to me. Thanks so much for that.

I'm so glad you picked up the volume...I've been really excited for everyone to see all the stories...I think there are some real beautiful and honest pieces in this volume.

It's particularly relieving that the story worked for you...It's so hard for me to read it with fresh eyes now, and it was important to me that it (and the telling of it) was the emphasis instead of just the rendering and pretty colors :) Not reinventing the wheel or anything...just trying to tell something that's sincerely meaningful to me.

^____^ Yay comics!
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legacyofpiracy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
:) My pleasure! I try my best to form my love of a piece into cogent sentences, I always figure it's a nice treat to hear some long form praise haha.

I finished the rest of the volume a little bit ago and thoroughly enjoyed all of the different styles. That's what I love about anthologies, so many unique perspectives. I definitely now have a bunch more artists to go internet stalk! (My other favorites were Cory Godbey and Kyla Vanderklugt).

Anyhow, you should be very proud of your piece. I hope you get some book deals out of it! I certainly would love seeing more of you in print form. Like you said, it's important to have that story behind the pretty art and I think you definitely have that talent. Do you do any creative writing? Stories for me are what really steal the show and keep me thinking long after I've looked away from the image itself. I've been musing on your story all evening, and remembering other books I've read and myths that tackle the same issues, etc. It sticks with you.

Sorry for rambling on! Love your stuff!
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Fozzymillow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks amazing. I love the water, and the autumn colors, and even how the fabric of the shirt looks.
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