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Nic Swaner
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Artist's Statement 10/25/2011

Nic Swaner is a studying graphic designer, and a budding young writer whose concepts and syntax require a rush of blood and breath to the lungs. For inspiration he need not look far from the cyclopean sun, feel the displacement before the epilepsy, synthesize some synesthesia, or recall the origami folds his hands have memorized throughout the years.

Nic is almost entirely self-taught in the ways of writing and in doing so has created a style all his own. His medium is mainly through poetry, short stories and articles for websites; he excels in portraying his thoughts and ideas in a world of complex and harmonious verbiage. He is always whittling away at several works of writing that will be submitted to free publishers or magazines. Nic will always be happy to edit and critique your writing, whether it's poetry or prose. Contact him at

Nic is currently studying graphic design and the fundamentals of art. He has always emphasized the power of concept over complexity, and have maximized color and composition to their utmost potential. He prefers to work with photomanipulations and typography to portray his concepts. He is always open to critique from his peers. Other artistic endeavors from Nic include folding origami, film photography, darkroom artwork such as photograms, and music production.


Nic lives in Chicago, Illinois, but his hometown is Robinson, Illinois. He likes Progressive Rock and Underground Rap music. Marcus J. Ranum is his most adored photographer. Samurai Jack is his favorite cartoon character along with Ed, Edd, and Eddy. His favorite ice cream flavor is French Vanilla. He has a mild form of sound to color synesthesia for melodies and believes the song Echoes by Pink Floyd is green.

"The world is only as old as the person to whom you speak." - Nic Swaner


Postcard Update

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:25 PM

As some of you know, I offered to send postcards out a few days ago. This update is basically to say I'll be sending them out early tomorrow and a clue about what's on them. I dislike receiving blank postcards myself, so I tried to come up with things to say before realizing I really don't have much to say except for "I'm in Texas." Instead of that, I decided to write some of my Bitlets on to the postcards. I had already written a few bitlet poems since coming down to San Antonio so I put in the effort to pump out a total of fifteen bitlets written while in San Antonio (Bitlets 291-305). I won't post the bitlets for a while to allow for time for them to get to their destination and to not ruin most of the surprise, but I don't mind if you let others know what yours says when you get it. I tried to write bitlets that suited the person or things I knew about you, or at the very least, matched you with a poem with a topic I knew you would relate to and like. I hope when you guys get these, I achieved that! We'll see. Also, thank you for the opportunity, I never expected 15 people, my original guess was maybe 2 or 3 people would be interested. Needless to say, it was fun. :)

EclecticQuill (you were volunteered :) )

Yoni Lopez
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you, Nic, for adding me to your devWatch.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. Should have done so sooner. Wish I had done so during better circumstances.

I'm sad bark is gone. :(
LancelotPrice Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
You and me and many others, Nic. Thanks.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago   Writer
Whatever happened to your poll poetry thing? Were there enough entries to have a winner?
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
No, there wasn't. It was you and someone else and it didn't feel right to end the contest when a few others said they were working on their entry. But they never finished and I was uncertain how to end it.
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Writer
Ah ok, was wondering the other day what happened.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: I do plan on continuing the Fixed Form Fiestas though, and may instead use the points carried over from the Poll Poetry contest to fund the next one. I've been waiting for an opportunity to do so.
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks so much for the fave =)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. :) I always enjoy your work.
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