Shop Etsy

Spinstersummer’s Ode to the Queer Animal Kingdom

May 8, 2009

by Tara Young

Nicole Georges 5/1/09 from cat on Vimeo.

Nicole Georges, a.k.a. Spinstersummer, has been making zines since she was thirteen. Her ongoing autobiographical zine Invincible Summer is about bands, relationships, animals, vegan food and beehived hairdos. Nicole’s Etsy shop is full of goodies, from fun zines to stuffed sock monkeys, narwhals and queer animals calendars. The animal lovers pet portraits and illustrations are not to be missed!

Freelance producer/director Cat Tyc was inspired by Etsy’s Handmade Portraits series and decided to head out on her own to shoot a portrait of her pal Etsian Nicole Georges. Cat Tyc has produced and directed music videos and the short film, Umbrella. More info about Cat’s work can be found on her blog and her website.

More Comic Book Posts | Books and Zines

Browse Etsy for Comic Books

Watch our Handmade Video Portraits series and subscribe to our Youtube Channel!

Loving Zebra Print by Nicole J. Georges
Loving Zebra Print by Nicole J. Georges
Rabbit Print, Stay Honest, by Nicole J. Georges
Rabbit Print, Stay Honest, by Nicole J. Georges
monkey stuffed animals twins\/ Mandalay and Maha - SALE
monkey stuffed animals twins\/ Mandalay and Maha - SALE
Moonlight Date
Moonlight Date
c u t e . c o u p l e - ( m o m o . b e a r s ) - on sale
c u t e . c o u p l e - ( m o m o . b e a r s ) - on sale
Mini Needle Felted Chickadee Couple In Nest
Mini Needle Felted Chickadee Couple In Nest
Lily and Herman sock monkeys
Lily and Herman sock monkeys


  • adoreneko

    adoreneko said 7 years ago

    I heart sock monkeys and practically all animal-related creations. Those party bears are ready to have some serious fun! Great finds, again.

  • lovelygifts
  • MyissaG

    MyissaG said 7 years ago

    So cute :)

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire said 7 years ago

    Awesome post!! Those tamarinds are really great. LOL at the landlord part!

  • PragyaK
  • katiearms

    katiearms said 7 years ago

    Nicole Georges is so talented. I gave one of her calendars to a good friend for her birthday and it was perfect!

  • TeenAngster Admin

    TeenAngster said 7 years ago

    Amazing! I've heard (a folk song) about Nicole from my old friend Steve Kramp, and it's so cool to actually see her in person! (On the internet, that is.) Love her style, her attitude and her work. Booya!

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 7 years ago

    Terrific video and terrific artwork. The queer animal calendar is just brilliant!

  • ShySiren

    ShySiren said 7 years ago

    LOVE IT!

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage said 7 years ago

    That was wonderful! Thank you.

  • librarianship

    librarianship said 7 years ago

    This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • onecreativegirl
  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    Excellent queer animal calendar. I'm thrilled you featured my twin gemini monkey stuffies... thanks!

  • tikikiki

    tikikiki said 7 years ago

    Nicole Georges is super awesome!!!! Thanks for featuring her talent and giving a shout out to the queers on etsy!!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 7 years ago

    Nicole, I love your pet drawings!! They are wonderful!!♥

  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm said 7 years ago

    So cute!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 7 years ago

    We more cartoonists on Etsy. My male dog was boyfriends with the neighbor's dog Griffin when I was growing up.

  • Snowberrylime

    Snowberrylime said 7 years ago

    Great portrait - thanks for sharing!

  • CollectionObsession

    CollectionObsession said 7 years ago

    Oh those penguins!

  • fernfiddlehead

    fernfiddlehead said 7 years ago

    You Rock, Nicole Georges!

  • vivilian

    vivilian said 7 years ago

    Nicole, Such great creations! Keep up the good work. Http:// ..╭─︿__︿─╮ ..│〈=-__-=〉│ ╭═O════O═╮ │░ ░ ░ ░ ░ │ │ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░│ │░ ░ ░ ░ ░ │ │ ░ ░ ░ ░ ░│

  • twibrarian

    twibrarian said 7 years ago

    That video was freakin fantastic! And those queer animals are so inspiring! I'm a children's librarian and when I saw that I immediately wondered if I could get away with making an educational display about animals displaying homosexual activity. Probably not in the ultra-Catholic town I work in unfortunately. But have you read "And Tango Makes Three"? It's a children's picture book about gay penguins. Based on a true story. It's wonderful and I reccommend it to all the open-minded moms I meet :) KEEP ON ETSYING IN THE FREE WORLD (sorry for such a long comment)

  • zebracakes

    zebracakes said 7 years ago

    I LOVE ZEBRAS! And if they're lovin' it's even better!!! <3 <3 <3

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

    very interesting video of Nicole and her story - thank you! and nice to see intheforest's work here

  • TianaCHE

    TianaCHE said 7 years ago

    Oh so cute treasury! So many animals and birds! Love ti! And Nicole's works great as well! Thank you!

  • sugarcookie

    sugarcookie said 7 years ago

    Yay! Nicole is always an inspiration to me.

  • ehmio

    ehmio said 7 years ago

    too cute, i want a calendar!

  • yellowtangerine

    yellowtangerine said 7 years ago

    i love the illustrations!

  • eclipse

    eclipse said 7 years ago

    That Calender is awesome! There are gay penguins at the San Francisco zoo too: and there used to be a lesbian penguin couple there, and lesbian geese. I once took a valentines day nighttime tour of the zoo which was all about animal love lives. Bonobos are super-freaks. LOL

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign said 7 years ago

    I *LOVE* My basset hounds Sugarfoot & Bogie were life partners growing up. I was always jealous of Bogie, because I wanted to marry Sugarfoot.. That marriage would have never lasted ;)

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 7 years ago

    vegan food and monkeys... two of my favorite things. yay!!!

  • papercutdiecut

    papercutdiecut said 7 years ago

    Love all...thanks for share.

  • intheforest

    intheforest said 7 years ago

    best! lovely drawings!

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 7 years ago

    thanks for this feature! wonderful video and fantastic art!!!

  • dogties

    dogties said 7 years ago

    Cute Doggies. Awesome Zines!

  • sandali

    sandali said 7 years ago

    AWESOME article & mini clip !! Really enjoyed it -- happy days ;)

  • y0omii

    y0omii said 7 years ago

    awesome vid and illustrations! I just loved it. and was surprised to see my 'cute couple' bears listed under the related items lol :D nice work ^^

  • strumpfkunst

    strumpfkunst said 7 years ago

    Great inspiration! My sock bunnies feel right at home. :)

  • iragranteco

    iragranteco said 7 years ago

    great video! I love strumpf socky monkey:)

  • littlepinkpebble

    littlepinkpebble said 7 years ago

    love the tattoos~!!

  • vilte

    vilte said 7 years ago

    love those twin sock bunnies :)

  • raisinlike

    raisinlike said 7 years ago

    Very cool!

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 7 years ago

    Very cute video, well done! All of the items are adorable, especially the twin sock bunnies by strumpfkunst!!

  • AlesiaION

    AlesiaION said 7 years ago


  • TreeHuggerStudio

    TreeHuggerStudio said 7 years ago

    cool video.Love that somethin positive came from a negative and that was hilarious you and your girl dressed up with the horse heads.

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 7 years ago

    Adorable selections and great video!!!

  • robayre

    robayre said 7 years ago

    Another wonderful video! Thanks for introducing me to another great Etsy seller.

  • J2Jewelry

    J2Jewelry said 7 years ago

    Just rad!

  • retrothreadz

    retrothreadz said 7 years ago

    Monkeys are so cute

  • bbbennyandthejet

    bbbennyandthejet said 7 years ago

    so. freaking. awesome. and a lambchop forearm tattoo? how do I not know her already... -Benny

  • SleepDreamPlay

    SleepDreamPlay said 7 years ago

    That was brilliant. I am so glad I have discovered her.

  • babook

    babook said 7 years ago

    Those are so LOVELY i was in love with them *3* ......

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary said 7 years ago

    Oh send it to your landlord anyway! Great idea!

  • lemonandlime

    lemonandlime said 7 years ago

    Wow! Great artist and interesting video. The only part I found to be problematic was the comment about her landlord... just because someone is 80 does not mean they are necessarily conservative. "Girl Inside" is a documentary that makes this point quite clear as it documents the subject's journey through sex reassignment surgery with his grandmother as his main supporter, as his other family members (all younger) were not as accepting. So I say, give it to your landlord!!

  • COTL

    COTL said 7 years ago

    Nicole, you make my heart smile x

  • TeacupAdventure

    TeacupAdventure said 7 years ago

    love it!!

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 7 years ago

    lemonandlime: I totally agree. o, and a rooster and a hen don't make an egg either! a hen makes an egg just like a woman. the rooster just fertizes it!

  • meluseena

    meluseena said 7 years ago

    Oh I loved this video... how cute and inspiring ♥

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 7 years ago

    So much cuteness!

  • pistachiopress

    pistachiopress said 7 years ago

    I have Nicole's calendar hanging on my wall and I love it! The drawings are fantastic and I even saved the envelope she sent it in (a drawing of her two dogs that reminds me of my dogs). Great to see this video :)

  • JensJewellery

    JensJewellery said 7 years ago

    How cool was that story!!! Well done.. Off to check out that seller!!! Jenni- Australia

Sign in to add your own