Crispy Cola Studio

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Greetings web traveler!

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 :)


Kickstarter Now Live!

My comic book, Commander Canine, is on Kickstarter right now! Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform allowing creatives to bring their projects to life.

Commander Canine is a 32 page, full colour comic book, which I describe as a superhero, cop-buddy comedy about a dog-man and his reluctant police partner. It's a blast and you can read some exerpts here

Commander Canine Kickstarter

I'd be thrilled if you made a pledge to the Kickstarter campaign (you can get rewards for as little as $4!). If you're not able to pledge, a share to your friends on social media would be awesome!

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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.

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Comic Art Tutoring

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.

ComiXpo 6.0

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.



Indie Comic Con

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.

Indie Comic Con


Homecooked Comics Festival

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!


Comicstreet AU

Comicstreet was a great experience and I'm so glad that I was able to be a part of it. Right in the middle of downtown Brisbane, there was lots of foot traffic and I met many interesting folks, plus I soaked up some much needed sunshine! It was very much in the spirit of independent comics and featured a good bunch of local creators. Hope to go again in the future!



Marvel Sketch Cards

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!


Copic Marker Lifetime Ambassador

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!