Sunday, December 03, 2006

New Dave Nestler Cards Released

Somehow I've managed to walk off of the "Bored of Education" painting and decided to paint some other, um, things. I can't wait for the release of the suspense movie, Dave (a thriller about an attractive female artist who paints portraits of women and the mystery lies in how these same women become murdered).

Friday, December 01, 2006

Remember Those Hott Trading Cards I Promised?

They are in the works and will be published soon! More information to come so be sure to check back!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Lights, Camera, and a Ton of Action

You've asked about them, so I've decided to release a few. Here are some shots from the photoshoot for the action shots.

My only wish was that I could have had those little razor blades shooting out from the back of my arms (can we do anything about that, Billy?). . . oh yes, and that it would stop raining.

My amazing++ mother always asked me, "If someone told you jump off a bridge, would you do it?" Of course not, Mom. However, what if a photographer asks me to jump over a two-story railing wearing 3 inch heels? Sorry Mom, you and I never covered that one. I had to do it.

See the "2" in the background? It really was the second story (And no, I will not be posting pics of the landing, but no worries, it was a soft one)!

Lip gloss is essential for destroying villians . . . and to help us shine while we explained to the police we would be "finishing up soon." This shot was taken as I was watching them approach us for the second time.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Kerry Connelly Appears On A Home Page

Sketch of Kerry Connelly by Wes Sweetser

That's right! Kerry Connelly is now featured on her very own home page! Click here to find out more about Kerry, progress on the book and special updates about the creators: Paul Schultz and Nik Havert. We can't forget about The Inkslinger either, now can we Bill? You'll find him on there too!

Logo for Salem, AZ

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Civil War: Heroes For Hire #1 cover featuring Tarantula by Billy Tucci of Marvel Comics

I've recently sent more of the action shots from the photoshoot over to Billy for his photo reference. That's me, er um, her . . . Tarantula, fourth from the left, in black and red. She is the mysterious new vixen into the Marvel Universe who sports deadly spikes on her feet and hands.

The unlikely group of heroes have gathered together to hunt down and capture criminals who refuse to sign the Registration Act. Action, adventure, crime, beautiful women and Kung Fu chaos come together in this explosive new series from writers Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Billy Tucci! Featuring BLACK CAT, SHANG CHI, PALADIN, MISTY KNIGHT, COLLEEN WING and THE ALL-NEW TARANTULA.
Billy remarked, "The writing of this book is such that it will smash head to head into anything else being published. The character interaction and insight alone will grab hold of readers and take them on this wonderfully funky ride that jumps into Civil War from the everyman's pov."

This 32-page book is T+ rated and available in stores as of August 23, 2006.

Just tell me when I need to sub-out these blonde highlights for the red, ok Billy?

Monday, August 28, 2006

Nicole McClain Mural Updates!

Look for new updates on my murals! Click here or click on "My Murals" in the right hand column.

Contact me at
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"Faith" in Chinese by Nicole McClain, 30" x 40", Canvas

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Nicole McClain is Back . . .

I know, I know, it's been awhile. Forgive me. I appreciate all of you consistently checking back and requesting more updates.

Here is a sneak peak of what is to come. Police approached us twice to warn that we'd better finish soon as we were making a scene with the passers-by. Making a scene? Nah . . . All right, well, maybe a little (good thing they weren't around for the comic book action shots).

Monday, July 10, 2006

My Memoirs of a Geisha: The Latest Photoshoot

Hair pinned and pulled, face painted and powdered, I slipped into a 38-year-old Vietnamese pure silk gown originally crafted and worn by a real Vietnamse woman.

While Geisha women are Japanese, rather than Vietnamese, we wanted to capture the essence of the Geisha women. "Gei" means arts or performance in Japanese. "Sha" means people. Geisha are professional hostesses who entertain guests through various performing arts. Geisha girls and women are not ordinary hostesses and are not prostitutes. Geisha girls and women are trained in a number of traditional skills; Japanese ancient dance, singing, playing a three stringed instrument called shamisen, flower arrangement, wearing a kimono, tea ceremony, calligraphy, conversation, alcohol serving manners, and more. Geisha girls and women are talented Japanese women who patiently go through extensive training.

Young girls who wish to become a geisha girl are usually introduced to an o-chaya through someone who has a connection to the teahouse. The head woman of an o-chaya, called okami, interviews the girl with her parents, explaining how the training goes. If the okami accepts the girl as an apprentice to her o-chaya, the girl can begin her training immediately and live in the o-chaya if she has graduated from a middle school. Once a girl becomes a geisha trainee, she can't quit for 5 to 6 years. While helping with the chores and errands of the house, the young girl learns customs and social skills and begins music and dance lessons.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Nicole, The Gemini

In honor of my birthday, I thought I would post a few old time photos from years back.

I wonder what ever happened to this sofa and the blanket. No worries, the stuffed animals are still in a safe place.

Remember the days of Safety Town? I think the "teacher" next to me was wearing a Steven Tyler tour shirt from 1984. Note, I was minus the blonde fashion statement.

Gosh, even then I was a rough kid with broken bones. At least there is a photo reference of when exactly the tom-boyish nature may have begun. Back then, I was the girl with the broken arm like a boy and sandals on like a girl. Today, I'm the girl wearing black heels with waders and a bow in the backseat of my TransAm.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Bikini Bike Wash Update!

Just like I said, there were bikes, babes, and beer, but that's not all . . .

Here is a picture of myself and Tina (your professional washers) with owner Brian outside Sidetracks Cafe in Lakewood. Thank you for all of your support Sidetracks Cafe!

To get warmed up, I practiced on my Trans Am that morning.

Tina cleans up the chrome before this biker rides off into the mystic.

The leaf blower was an excellent idea, Mike! You were a terrific host!

Sure, sure, we wash cars and trucks too . . .

. . . and always with a smile!

Tina detailing away were her magic bottle of Simple Green!

Autographing my $500 bill for the Sidetracks wall - doesn't Mike have any idea what I can create with a Sharpie?

Tina cools down more hott chrome on this Harley Davidson underneath the chilly wash tent.

Nic knows it always important to spray from the top down . . .

We hope to see you at the next bike / car bikini wash in July! Maybe I will be lucky enough to see my wish list bike at the next one?

Friday, June 09, 2006

Bikini Bike Wash at Sidetracks Cafe

Come visit me at Sidetracks Cafe in Lakewood for the Annual Bikini Bike Wash! Bring your Ninjas, Kawasakis and Harleys between 12 - 4 pm. For $10.00, I'll wash and dry that pretty bike of yours.

Rumor has it last year some of the girls decided to wash cars for some very generous $$$ and even some kids, yes kids, brought their tyke bikes and wallets for a wash!

Biker owned and bike friendly, Sidetracks is located at 13429 Lakewood Heights Boulevard in Lakewood. Take I-90 East to Warren/Bunts, take Bunts (140th) left one block to Lakewood Hts Blvd, turn right and Sidetracks Cafe is on the right just before the RTA station.

Food, Beer, Chics, Bikes, Water, Music . . . where are YOU going to be this weekend?

Thursday, June 08, 2006

8x10" Color Copy of Dave Nestler's "Bored of Education" Painting

Here is the painting I modeled for with Dave Nestler. You can now purchase your very own copy of the painting for $20.00, or two copies for $30.00. High quailty and crystal clear laser copy mailed directly to you in confidential packaging. Click the small envelope just underneath this posting to submit your request (be sure to include your email address). Money Order or Checks only please.

To see the entire painting, click here.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Nicole McClain Holds the Ace Card

This is Paul's first attempt at the 'Ace of Diamonds' postcard. "I realize it hides most of Nicole/Kerry's face (and we certainly don't want that)," Paul says, "but I wanted to try the 'looking through the bullet hole' effect. The next one will be closer to the original photograph so we can punch a hole where the bullet hole is. Somehow I want to fit her six-gun into the picture and her forelock here kinda looks like a 'Snidely Whiplash' mustache this time around."
The photo reference was a quick pose behind the curtain of legendary George Perez for our upcoming Salem, AZ postcard. Postcard supplied by the Inkslinger.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Nicole McClain Surrounded

I was surrounded by talent at the Motor City convention in Detroit with names like Dave Nestler, Tommy Castillo, Billy Tucci, Marc Wolfe . . .

You know
Dave Nestler, famous for his glamour, pinup and erotic art and close to me for his latest work where I was featured as the "painter"in Bored of Education. Keep your eyes and ears open for he will add writer and producer to his credentials for his erotic thriller by Realm Entertainment based on his Blonde and Gagged art series. One savvy, hott chic painting other hott chics? That's only the start of the story line from the script written by Dave Nestler himself.

Tommy Castillo, known for Batman and his dark humor, he is currently revamping the look of Batman Detective Comics and Legends of the Dark Knight for DC Comics. Gaming artist as well, Tommy has also created artwork for Wizards of the Coast, Kenzer & Company and Z-Man Games and the cover for Tony DiGerolamo's Complete Mafia for d20 to be released in November 2006. Of course, he was also recently discovered drawing dragons and dinosaurs on beer steins that have been added to my collection of Tommy Castillo pieces. Do the ideas leap out from the depths of the woods that surround him in his picturesque home? My dreams are vivid enough, but maybe I'll find out more during the project we are working on together; details to be released in the upcoming weeks.

Billy Tucci, graduate of the New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and former paratrooper, is the award-winning creator, writer and artist of the graphic novel series Shi. Through Billy his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd., Shi is printed in six languages, has sold more than 4 million comic books and grossed over 25 million dollars worldwide. Producer Mimi Polk Gitlin (Thelma & Louise, Trapped) currently holds the option on Shi for a major motion picture. Tucci is writing the screenplay with Kevin Bernhardt (Art of War, Black Friday) and will serve as Executive Producer. He has been featured in The New York Times, NY Daily News, Newsday, Elle, Playboy, E!, ABC, NBC, Fox and this list goes on. I hope to exchange more hunting stories with him as I will be the model for his new Marvel character, Tarantula (see sketch above, 4th from the left). More updates on this later.

Marc Wolfe is known for his tactical and law enforcement art, but has a flipside, as he retains the interests of other fans with his detailed depiction of comic characters and movie actors and actresses. More later on a project we are working on together that has an ironic twist . . .

Monday, May 22, 2006

Banners for Motor City convention in Detroit, MI

Here are a few of the banners that were distributed at the Motor City convention in Detroit. Thank you and please accept my warmest personal regards to everyone who provided unconditional support and motivation in prepartation for this convention. Thank you to those who traveled long and short to stop by and say hello and pick up some merchandise. I hope to see you again soon.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Nicole McClain and Kerry Connelly in a Cat's Cradle

The artist has done it again.

Paul continues to create amazing results for the upcoming comic,
Salem, AZ. The followers are becoming anxious, the emails are coming in, and Kerry's ensemble is almost complete.

I might be a deer hunter, Paul, but don't you know I'm afraid of spiders?

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Nicole McClain in Detroit?

Yes, the next convention will be Motor City in Detroit, Michigan. Stop by and say hello; Dave Nestler and myself will be in attendance showcasing the Bored of Education painting and signing autographs.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Nicole McClain Uncovers Pencil Art

While painting murals has been the main focus for my artwork at the present time, a time ago I was more involved in pencil sketches and shading. If you are an artist like myself, I'm never satisfied with my work and when I look back on pieces from the past, I find myself saying, "What were you thinking? You could have done this so much better." Regardless, I found these pieces I had drawn some time ago and decided to let the audience take a peek at them.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006

Kerry Connelly & Nicole McClain Change Clothes

Here is the most recent coloring of Kerry Connelly for the Salem, AZ book. Joe did a fabulous job and suprised us all with the red, but positively striking, shirt for Kerry.

Further updates include a belt of conchos that was purchased in Tombstone, Arizona for the hatband and a possible choker for myself. My black leather witch hat has been created and even includes the braided leather detail circling the brim and crooked notch at the top:

The shoes are awesome and I can't wait to slip them on, pending I can calculate the right UK size of my foot before the team makes the purchase.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

"'Love' for Chinese" Mural by Nicole McClain

Working with canvas is an extremely different medium than drafting, drawing, painting, shading and detailing my creations on a wall. I am enjoying it, however, and I'm currently working on a series for the Chinese collection. Enjoy.

For more information and to see the progression of this mural, visit or click here.

"'Love' for Chinese" mural on display

February 2006