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Parenting is tough, especially when the stakes are high. On an idyllic beach in the Pacific Northwest, curiosity gets the better of a young raccoon whose frustrated parent attempts to keep them both safe. In the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, Far From the Tree, this young raccoon will learn that while there is reason to be fearful, as danger lurks around every corner, it is still possible to live with an open heart.

Far From The Tree was released in theaters worldwide on November 24, 2021 alongside the feature film Encanto. I pitched, directed, and wrote this 7-minute animated short film. Inspired by such films as Paperman and Feast, it utilizes a hybrid art style that blends CG animation, 2-D animation, and the Disney proprietary software Meander.

Watch the Far From The Tree featurette.

Listen to an interview about the short on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Life is hard enough for an exchange student at a new school, but as the only earthling at a school for aliens, the central character in this fanciful story is the ultimate outsider and must prove her worth to be accepted by her unusual new classmates.

Exchange Student premiered at the 2019 Annecy International Film Festival, and now available to watch on Disney Plus (Short Circuit season 1, episode 2). I pitched, directed, and wrote this 2-minute animated short film. Inspired by such films as Paperman and Feast, it utilizes a hybrid art style that blends CG animation, 2-D animation, and the Disney proprietary software Meander.

Watch an interview about the making of Exchange Student.

BOOM cover v4 squaresmallI Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation
One of YALSA’s 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

A 96-page autobio comic about how I moved to LA to work as a storyboard artist for animation studios.  I get a LOT of questions from people about this career path, and while I certainly don’t know everything, I want to share what I DO know from my first couple of years here. I am overjoyed that many people have told me that this book helped them to land their dream jobs in animation!

Print copies of I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN ANIMATION  are available for sale on at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one), bookstores, and online retailers like Amazon.

Digital copies of I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN ANIMATION are available to purchase on digital book marketplaces, including ComiXology, iBooks, Google Books, and the BOOM! Studios app.

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I participate whenever possible in the “Hourly Comics” tradition that takes place every February 1.

Here is a link to my comics from February 1, 2018.

Here is a link to my comics from February 1, 2019.

Here is a link to my comics from February 1, 2020.

Here is a link to my comics from February 1, 2021.

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I illustrated a 10-page story about Red Sonja, written by Jeff Parker, for this issue! It hits shelves August 11, 2021.

Learn more about it on Dynamite’s website.

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A French-language graphic novel about cuisine in France in the Middle Ages.

“La grande Histoire de la gastronomie française à savourer à travers la petite, servie par une galerie de personnages hauts en couleur.
Des diktats de l’Église qui régissaient les moeurs alimentaires à l’utilisation des épices venues d’Asie, découvrez la cuisine médiévale, et invitez-vous à la table des Chevaliers !”

More information on the publisher’s website.

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PDF collections of my sketchbooks available for pay-what-you-want on Gumroad.

See them all here!

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Publisher: Marvel Comics (April 18, 2015)

I illustrated a 5-page story, written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, for the final issue of Deadpool’s current series!

Tally Marks squareTally Marks: Eurotrip Sketchbook

215 pages of sketchbook art collected for easy download on Gumroad!

“Natalie ‘Tally’ Nourigat is drawing her way through Europe. These comics collect the highlights from her travel sketchbooks, including caricatures of everyday people, environment studies, sketches from her imagination, and short comics.”

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A Boy And A Girl by Jamie S. Rich (author) and Natalie Nourigat (illustrator)

Publisher: Oni Press (December 11, 2013)

168 pages, pantone

“Travis and Charley have just met. It’s Charley’s last night in town, and Travis can’t let her leave without getting her to go on a date. In a future where real people are rapidly being supplanted by lifelike androids, sometimes one shot is all you get! Intelligence may be artificial, but the emotion is real in this futuristic romance from the writer of 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and the cartoonist behind Between Gears.”

You can order this book on Amazon.

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Movie review comics I make for your enjoyment and mine.  Please be aware that unlike most of my content, these reviews are NOT appropriate for all ages (due to profanities). Check them out here!

It Girl & the Atomics (issues #10, #11, #12) by Mike Allred (creator), Jamie S. Rich (writer), Natalie Nourigat (artist), Allen Passalaqua (colorist), and CRANK! (letters)

Monthly floppy issues, full color, 32 pages each.  Collected in It Girl & the Atomics volume 2 with issues #7-12.

Publisher: Image Comics (May, June, July, 2013)


The Thrilling Adventure Hour OGN by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and various artists

Trade hardcover, full color, 136 pages

Publisher: Archaia (July, 2013)

I illustrated an 11-page story for this anthology.

HUSBANDS HC by Jane Espenson (W), Brad Bell (W), Ron Chan (A/Cover), Natalie Nourigat (A), M. S. Corley (A), Ben Dewey (A), and Tania del Rio (A)
**Nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book!**

Trade hardcover, full color, 80 pages, 6″x9″, $14.99

Publisher: Dark Horse (on sale March 27, 2013)

“The hit web series Husbands is a comedy about two young men who find themselves legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Unwilling to undermine the hard-fought battle for marriage rights with a public quickie divorce, athlete Brady Kelly and actor Cheeks decide to make a go of it. After all, they were doing okay when they were dating…”

I illustrated a 12-page story for this trade, and many of my process sketches made it into the book as well!

My Boyfriend is a Monster: Wrapped Up in You by Dan Jolley (author) and Natalie Nourigat (illustrator)
**Listed as one of the best 100 teen books of 2012 by Kirkus!**

Available in paperback, hardcover, and library binding: 128 pages (black + white)

Publisher: Graphic Universe (August 1, 2012)

ISBN: 978-0822594253

Availabe on Amazon.

Between Gears by Natalie Nourigat
**Finalist for a 2014 Oregon Book Award**

Trade Paperback: 304 pages (black + white)

Publisher: Image Comics (February 22, 2012)

ISBN: 978-1607065043

Rating: T+

“This honest, autobiographical account of a college senior’s life will transport you to the land of Jell-O shots, term papers, job interviews, road trips, and sanguine optimism in the face of uncertainty and change. Trade paperback collects the comic in its entirety, with 30 pages of new material!”

Available on Amazon and elsewhere. Most of the comic is also available for free online.


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Marvels of Money … for kids! by Paul Nourigat and illustrated by Natalie Nourigat
**Spending Success was recommended reading for the Oregon State Treasurer’s 2012-2013 Reading is an Investment Program!**

A series of 5 children’s books that teach financial literacy in fun, fully-illustrated fashion! Available on Amazon and elsewhere.

Earning Excitement
Spending Success
Debt Dangers
Giving Greatness
Terrific Tools

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