About

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

Gouache and ink self portrait of Nick MullinsI make comics. You can read some of them on-line. If you’d like to support what I do, you can buy books from me, either print or digital.

Creating comics leads me to thinking about comics, and so writing about comics. I sometimes discuss my process or explore theoretical studies of the medium. I also recommend books that I’ve enjoyed. Many of these writings can be found on this site. Links to pieces published elsewhere can be found below.

On this blog, I also tend to write about drawing in pen-and-ink more generally and share lessons I’ve learned, as well as tools and resources that I’ve discovered. 

In my professional life, I am a teacher. For over twenty years, I have been helping students to write, read, and analyze critically.

I live with my spouse and daughter in California where I train in Aikido and take care of two aging cats.

Thanks for visiting.

contact:
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publications

comics

anthologies, journals, etc.
  • “I Took a Gene Test,” The American Bystander #24, January 2023
  • “In Water,” Red Fez issue 111, April 2018
  • Icarus,” Nashville Review No.19, Spring 2016
  • Mystery,” Fourteen Hills Vol.22 No.1, January 2016
  • “The Planner,” The Comic Eye, December 2007
  • “Kit Kaleidoscope and the Mermaid in the Jar,” Modern Tales: Longplay, April 2004
  • “Ghosts,” Legal Action Comics 2, September 2003
  • “Corn Flakes in the Bedsheets,” True Porn, August 2003
  • “Holiday Phone-Call,” Modern Tales: Longplay, June 2003
 self-published
  • Someone to Watch Over Me, November 2021
  • Lounger, October 2021
  • The Lost Cause of Poetry, April 2019
  • This Wasn’t the Plan, November 2018
  • 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

honors and awards

press