The Grand Geeks of SDCC sit down with Andy Nordvall and Don Nguyen and talk about their Inktober project Siren’s Song. The gang talks about getting through the month, their working styles in that kind of environment, and how to overcome writers/artist block.


Pip grew up poor in the Caribbean- his father’s intermittent care leaving him little better than a street urchin scrounging to survive.  Lost as collateral by his dad in a round of cards, Pip finds himself the newest, and lowest-ranking, member of a pirate ship, THE MOTTLED SWIFT.

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About the Creators

Andy Nordvall

Andy Nordvall is a graduate of the super-prestigious graduate screenwriting program at UCLA, where he won a UCLA Professional Program Screenwriting Award, UCLA Showcase, Screenwriting Expo Award, 3 Carl Sautter awards (for feature, TV drama, and sitcom), and was a finalist for the Humanitas and Slamdance.

He started his writing career as a journalist/critic for FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE, which published his series of essays on living and working in Chengdu, China. He has also produced original web content featured in Entertainment Weekly, BBC News, Variety, and FunnyOrDie, and currently writes the webcomic MY ROOMMATE, THE INTERNET.

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Don Nguyen

Don Nguyen is a UCLA alum and Los Angeles-based freelance illustrator. He  runs  a  daily  sketchblog  called  “Nguyening  It!”  that  follows  the  course  of  his  career  and development  as  an  artist  since  leaving  the  RAND  Corporation.  He  has  done  commercial illustration, sculpture work, storyboarding, character designs, concept work, comics, and is probably best known for needle-felting a Star Wars AT-AT (as seen on under his etsy moniker “famished”) and basket-weaving a Sherman Tank that sat atop a grass cube as  part  of  a  collaboration  for  the  old Sunset  Boulevard  Art  Park.  In addition to Siren’s Song, Don just released his mini-comic The Adventures of Jupiter the Space Pug, his first sketchbook and is currently working on a couple creator-owned projects.

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