a.jpg Nicole grew up in Atlanta, the capital of the American deep South. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BFA in design and psychology, snarly hair, and a plane ticket to New York City. Nicole then worked in advertising in NYC for a year and a half, which was enough time for her to realize she's not too crazy about advertising. Fortunately, after having had her fingers crossed for quite some time, Fabrica, The United Colors of Benetton's young artists' research center in Italy, selected her to become part their graphics department in March 2005. She spent fourteen months there in the company of immensely talented international artists, creating socially responsible graphics and illustrations with a psychological flair. Nicole is currently living in Brooklyn and creating a combination of art, comics, illustration, graphic design, and web design. In her own work, she strives for unfiltered honesty in making whimsical analyses of herself and her culture. Her claims to fame are that her "Boys in my life thus far" comic was described as "brilliantly conceived" and "wonderful" by Stefan Sagmeister and her "Piece of Meat" work was exhibited in the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She hopes to one day be as unabashed as her cartoonist idol, Robert Crumb, and to ride her bicycle around the world. You can reach her at www.nicolekenney.com.

17 Responses

  1. Barbara

    Well Dean, you have chosen a truly brilliantly thoughtful and well conceived story here. I think it is probably my favorite of the whole punch so far. Bravo Nicole you really get it. The story and the drawings are perfect. Thanks

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    punch is good but I meant bunch

  3. Jim D.

    I love the style and the formal approach. Bravo!

  4. kat

    beautiful art, great story, and so true:)

  5. Nathan Schreiber

    great work Nicole! This came together quite well.

  6. shante haymore

    Great work, Nicole! I love the concept of this cartoon. It makes me want to get to know my neighbors better, or at least say hello more often.

    Why are we so close to each other, but sooo far away?

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    Bravissima Nicole.

  9. ks rives

    nic, your style is becoming more refined and the level of talent you are displaying is truly growing. This piece really turned out well and you should be super proud of it. You are a great artist with an important voice, on her way to big success. i liked the little mention of me on your calendar too…

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    This comic is really great! With less than 10 colors, but every thing is so clear about the life of people in the apartment. And it’s true, 1,5 millions people but we still feel lonely in this island.

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