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Colby Nichols  Creative Director @jolbyandfriends ✌️ Father of Noodle Buddies 🍜 😊

New Noodle Buds!
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No. 187 “Big Pink”
No. 185 “Dink Dink”
No. 186 “Cartouche”
No. 184 “Delores”
No. 191 “Valen”
No. 182 “Pankle”
No. 179 “Sparkle Darkle”
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Come snag one of these or any of the other 100 or so Noodle Buddies I’m bringing to @landpdx during the Mississippi St Fair Saturday July 14 from 10am - 4pm! See you there!
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Each Noodle Buddy is an original drawing using Posca acrylic paint pens. They are 5” x 7” and are packed with giggly vibes.
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#mississippistreetfair #landgallery #illustration #noodle_buddies

I'm really excited to share with you the branding for Noodle Buddies! I wanted the logo and type to feel like it was drawn using the same markers that I use to make the buds. Noodle Buddies is going to make its public debut at the Mississippi Street Fair July 14 at Land Gallery! I'll have a special thing there displaying the Noodle Buddies that I'm stoked for you to see. I'm making 100 Noodle Buddies for the event that will each be signed, numbered, stamped, and named. Come say hi!
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Mississippi Street Fair
Land Gallery
July 14th 10am - 5pm
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@landpdx #mississippistreetfair #mississippi #noodlebuddies

I had so much fun last night at Kükie’s Slurp Shack Episode 6! Steven made incredible Tsukemen for over 40 people and I drew them each a Noodle Buddy! I’m up to 80 Noodle Buddies drawn as of today and I can’t believe how stoked everyone was last night. Here are some of the highlights from the night.
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@kukiesslurpshack @ksprzk #kukiesslurpshack #noodlebuddies

I’m teaming up with @ksprzk for a night of incredible ramen made by Steven and custom Noodle Buddies made by me on June 2nd for Episode 6 of Kükie’s Slurp Shack! Head over to Stevens insta to see how you can snag a seat: 👉 @ksprzk
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I love drawing things for people on-the-spot and it’s gonna be a great night of noodles!
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#kukiesslurpshack #noodlebuddies #jolbyandfriends

Japan has been incredibly inspiring! Everything here is so cute and I’m coming home full of ramen. I made these Noodle Buddies that I’m super stoked on using POSCA acrylic pens. Let me know if you want a Noodle Buddy?!

On Friday March 23, 2018 at Three Tides Tattoo in Osaka Japan, Nami inked an owl clutching a 20-sided die on my arm.
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I’ve been obsessed with owls since Josh and my first art show “Home is Where You Make it” that starred an owl-boy named William. Ever since then I’ve collected owl figures, photos, drawings, and now I finally have one on my arm.
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The 20-sided die is for my love of gaming, more specifically roll playing which I find bleeds more into my work life everyday. I’m a proud nerd!
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Thank you Nami for doing such an amazing job! I fell in love with the sketch and trusted him completely with zero Art Direction. @nami3t @threetidestattoo @jolbyjosh
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Photos by my bahboo @nevergirl
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This is my piece for @jolbyandfriends International Women’s Day Art Show happening this Saturday at the studio! It’s called “REBEL” and it’s about the strength women have when they unify, celebrate their gender and diversity, and rise together! You can bid on this and many other incredible art pieces this Saturday to help us raise money for @rosehaven_pdx! See you there! #internationalwomensday #womensday #jolbyandfriends

This Friday my creative life partner @jolbyjosh has a solo art show opening at Land Gallery in North Portland called Shapey Seas. I am so proud of him and this body of work! Watching Josh make this show over the past few months has been incredibly inspiring and meditative. Proceeds from the show are going to the research and restoration of coral. See you there!
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@landpdx #shapeyseas

Jolby & Friends is proud to present an International Women’s Day Fundraising Spectacular! On Saturday, March 10th our studio will be transformed into an Art Gallery, Silent Auction and Shop featuring work from over 40 artists from across the country who have generously donated pieces that they feel represent the theme of WOMEN. All proceeds will be donated to @rosehaven_pdx, a Portland-based shelter serving women and children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, loss of home and poverty. .
Join us at our Studio from 5-10pm to enjoy a live DJ, amazing art, refreshments, light snacks and a few other surprises! Bidding will close at 9:15pm and you don't have to be present to win but lets be honest, it's way more fun if you are!
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http://bit.ly/jolbywomensday
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Featuring work from lots of amazing humans!

Did you know you can buy my story, blink as a zine? It’s pretty cool. Apparently it made a lot of my very good friends cry in public and for that I am very proud/sad! The book is a limited run of 75 and signed. 32 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" full color. Soft cover black paper with white imprint, saddle stitched binding. Sold through @buyoly! Link in bio!

A few weeks ago @truenpence & @factorynicole invited me to read my story, blink in their @sortasummerhouse. We invited a group of my closest friends to the reading for an emotionally-charged and incredibly cathartic evening. I stood in front of the group, the room pitch black except for some color gradients Truen had designed projected over me. The first four tracks of the “Interstellar” soundtrack played underneath a dramatic reading of the story which left me (and others, thankfully) in tears. It was a night I’ll never forget and I’m so happy to have gotten the chance to perform it. Thank you Truen & Nicole!!
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I just launched a website for blink where you can buy a copy of the self-published book which is being sold and distributed through @buyoly / @landpdx! I only made 75 of em! You can also buy a copy directly from me and we could go get a coffee or something or go to space. IDK, you tell me!
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Head to colbynichols.com or link in bio for more!
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Thanks to everyone in that room for getting me through the most difficult time in my life. That was my highlight of 2017 (tied with falling in love with @nevergirl 😃. See you in 2018!)
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Photos by Ian “sorry-I-took-more-photos-of-Josh-than-you-at-your-reading” Whitmore
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#blinkstory #graphicnovel #fiction

7 years ago today @jolbyjosh and I started Jolby in his very-fucking-cold garage (with zero clients) in the hopes to get to collaborate each and every day together. 7 years later we have a crew of 12 who amaze and inspire us to keep working on what it means to be a creative and thoughtful human these days. Thank you to everyone who has touched our lives and has allowed us to live this dream! 🌲💚 #jolbyandfriends

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