Welcome to Crispy Cola Studio, the home of comic art by Nathan Onias. I'm an illustrator from Melbourne Australia.
R&D is a web comic strip about a rag-tag group of wierdos. Commander Canine is a full issue, super hero comic, that I'm now in the process of colouring. Check out the preview and let me know what you think.
Just next door is my sketch blog where I like to draw stuff with pencil, ink and copic marker :)
Exciting news guys, I'm now live on Patreon! Patreon is a platform for creatives to get support from fans, and it allows them to make awesome stuff.
Help me continue to create the illustrations and comics you love by becoming a patron! I'll be sharing my creative process with you and will be putting up exclusive artwork, commentarty and news about upcoming projects. You'll be the first to see what I'm producing and even have opportunity to influence my direction!
If you want to support me and help give me the resources to produce great stuff, please make a pledge on my Patreon page.
Become a Patron!
Want to learn about making comics? Join me at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre! This term I'm tutoring cartooning and sequential art.
Toon Time ( Thursdays 3:45-5:30pm) is for kids aged 8-12 and we focus on drawing skills, character design and comic genres. Comic Art (Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm) is for 12yrs+ and covers all aspects of making traditional comics. Sequential Art: Graphic Novels (M 6:30-8:30pm) is a comics class for adults with a focus on comic illustration and storytelling techniques. Check it out!
Can't make these sessions? Contact me to enquire about private tutoring! $50 per hour.
I'm heading north in July to escape the dreary Melbourne winter and participate in Brisbane's Comicstreet festival, where I'll be selling comics and sketches. I'm excited to meet new folks and get some QLD sunshine- come on by and hang out with yours truly. I will hook you up with a sticker! Saturday 7th July, Brisbane CBD.
You can find me at Comixpo 6.0 this November on Cup Day! Comics & cosplay are much more fun than horsey races ;) Tuesday 6th November, Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone.
Here's some exciting news! The festival that I organise, Indie Comic Con, is returning to the Northcote Town Hall this December! An event that puts a spotlight on independent creators, be sure to mark your calendar! Saturday 8th December.
I had a blast at Homecooked Fest. It was great to get outside the studio and hang out with folks. Did some fun Roll A Sketches too!
I'm fired up to be working on another round of Marvel sketch cards for Upper Deck! It's so much fun to be able to work with some of my favourite characters. I grew up reading Marvel so it's a real blast! Grab a pack of Marvel Premier cards by Upper Deck and you might score one of my hand-made drawings!
I'm excited to be named a Copic Marker Lifetime Ambassador! They are my fav art tools for sketching and drawing. Looking forward to creating some cool stuff this year!