Nic is an author/illustrator of picture books, graphic novels, comics and magazines. Look for his whimsical murals all around the city of Des Moines! He’s a coffee lover and enjoys walking the trails with his husband, Alec, and mini dachshund, Charli.

Growing up, he was inspired by Dr. Seuss, Calvin & Hobbes, Richard Scarry, The Far Side, Garfield, Animorphs and Goosebumps books. Nic earned his BFA in illustration while attending the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

His work has been published 50+ times in national children’s magazines MUSE, A.S.K., and FACES. Author of the hit web comic, BEET AND PANDA, you can read the episodes for free on WebToons. COCO WANTS A BURGER was his first self-published children’s book and has become a community favorite, get your copy here.

Recently, Nic has enjoyed a foray into mural design and install. Nic brings his unique, joyful art style to Basic Bird, the iconic new Korean Fried Chicken restaurant in Des Moines.

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Published Works

Web Comics

Beet and Panda, Available on WebToons – 2019, 2023

Ask Magazine

KidLit Feature – May 2020

Muse Magazine

KidLit Feature – February 2021

Faces Magazine

Cover Art – July 2018 – May 2021

Picture Books

Coco Wants a Burger, 2016


Pre-Published Works

Graphic Novels

Milkshake Heist, 2017

Soup Kitties, 2023