From Googling George Clooney to 'Parks & Recreation': Six questions with Natalie Nourigat

Thirty-six questions. Six answers. One random number generator. Welcome to Robot Roulette, where creators roll the virtual dice and answer our questions about their lives, careers, interests and more.

Joining us today is Natalie Nourigat, who you might know from such works as Between Gears, My Boyfriend is a Monster: Wrapped Up in You, Husbands, A Boy & a Girl, It Girl & the Atomics, Over the Surface, The Thrilling Adventure Hour and her awesome movie review comics.

Now let’s get to it ...


15. What's the least pleasant part of your job?

Definitely the administrative stuff. Staying on top of e-mails, updating my website, invoicing, quarterly estimated tax payments, etc.

16. What's the best part of being a creator?

I get a little thrill every time I’m doing something fun, and I realize that I’m not even goofing off -- it’s just a part of my job. Like, Googling “George Clooney suit” for reference for a character or going to see a blockbuster on a weekday. I also love that I get to be AROUND creators. I’m grateful that my office and my work events are full of fun, passionate people.


22. What's your morning routine like?

I wake up without an alarm (helps me remember dreams a bit better), throw on my Uggs and fleece jacket, trip over the cat all the way to the kitchen, feed her, feed me and then check email with my coffee. If I’m feeling very ambitious I might go for a run, but I usually surf the web and take it easy until 10 or 11 when I clean up and head downtown to Periscope Studio for the day.

27. What are you most proud of so far in your comics career?

So far nothing beats holding my first book (Between Gears) in my hands. My "comics career" didn’t feel real until I opened a box from Image Comics and took out a book with my artwork in it and name on it.

32. Is there a particular song, band or style of music you listen to when you work?

It depends how much thought the day’s tasks require. If I’m writing or thumbnailing, I need to keep it to instrumental music or music in another language so that I’m able to focus. If I’m penciling or inking, I can listen to anything. I love La Roux, Santigold, Muse, Robyn, Sia, The Blow and Neko Case.

35. What is your all-time favorite TV show?

Parks & Recreation. There are many days when my soundtrack is P&R streaming on Netflix. I can quote ... a lot of that show. Try me sometime.

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