Stick Cats graphic novel and soundtrack

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Hi! Let’s get right to the good stuff, ‘kay? Choose your flavor…

Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem graphic novel (PDF, 122 pages, 44 MB)

Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem graphic novel (CBZ, 122 pages, 36 MB)

Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem is a lo-fi all ages digital graphic novel about two stick figure friends, Marmalade and Steve, on an adventure to stop a vicious enemy, the Octo-Kitty!

Marmalade is full of moxie and Steve loves science. They travel through time and space on their escapade, encountering crazy characters like Amazonia, Dexter, and the Manx Militia. Are they friends? Foes? Or both? You gotta read it to find out. 😀

And there are tunes too! A 40 minute instrumental soundtrack (which is mostly acoustic guitar) by Nik Furious (which is, um, me).

Wanna download it? Alright, here ya go partner…

Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem soundtrack (13 songs, 40:33, 87 MB)

Nik Furious – Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem OST tracklist
01. Sticky (5:02, 12 MB)
02. Deco (2:04, 5 MB)
03. Timenado (2:20, 5.5 MB)
04. Recave (2:39, 6 MB)
05. Zoof (5:03, 12 MB)
06. Precave (2:51, 7 MB)
07. Catena (2:37, 6 MB)
08. Catnap (2:33, 6 MB)
09. Detox (4:39, 11 MB)
10. Warped (1:23, 3 MB)
11. Magic (2:59, 7 MB)
12. Impact (4:02, 9.5 MB)
13. Temporal (2:21, 5.5 MB)

How about a quick history lesson?

Stick Cats began exactly five years ago today when I posted the first page of my improvised webcomic that had no predetermined direction and no limits.

My experiment stuck and soon I was printing minicomics, taking them to conventions across the US, and making Stick Cats music.

My tail is told in this order: Act I, Act III, Act 0, and Act II. Why? Because time travel! Marmalade attempts to change the cat-astrophic future by jumping backwards through her reality and reliving the past.

Speaking of which, Act II constitutes all of the new material in this graphic novel. 66 pages to be exact. The first half of this volume comes from the comics I made from 2011-2012 and then there’s the heretofore unseen material I drew from 2012-2014.

The songs were recorded from 2013-2016. As recently as this past weekend, in fact! In a perfect world, they’re meant to be listened to in order while reading the book.

Well, I think that’s about it. I don’t have any future plans for more Stick Cats at the moment. I loved telling this story but I also feel like I’ve told all of the tale that I want to tell for the time being.

I hope you enjoy the free comics and music… and let me know what you think!

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Nik Furious – 10iversary Mix

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Ten years ago today, I met Justique at a party in Pittsburgh. To celebrate, I made her this maniacal mix. It’s full of squeely synths, sharp beats, and smooth grooves.

10iversary Mixnik-furious-10iversary.mp3 (16 MB)

01. Ryan Elder – wedding jam from Rick and Morty s2e10
02. Sweet Sensation – (Goodbye Baby) Victim Of Love (Oh, Oh Dub)
03. Billy Joel – All For Leyna
04. Buffalo Daughter – Balloon Remix
05. Etienne de Crécy – Funk
06. Vince DiCola – Moon Base 2-Shuttle Launch
07. Vince DiCola – Autobot/Decepticon Battle
08. The Irrelevants – Cue In The Jungle
09. Jeff Lorber Fusion – Magic Lady
10. Newcleus – Why
11. Newcleus – Destination: Earth (1999)
12. Beggar & Co – If You Really Love Me
13. Johnny Gimble – Mandelopin’

Girl, you got it goin’ on!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Nik Furious – 30 Six Mix 4 Xmas 15

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Two 18:18 mixes for Justique. One fresh from 2015. One unearthed from 1999.

Funky Touch mixtape 2015nik-furious-funky-touch-2015.mp3

01. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Sweet Dee Gets Audited
02. Maaya Sakamoto & Cornelius – Tokyo Samui
03. Poolside – Do You Believe?
04. Jessica Williams Trio – Blue Miles
05. Say Lou Lou – Games For Girls (feat. Lindstrom)
06. Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
07. The X-Ecutioners – Play That Beat (Lo Fidelity Allstars Remix)
08. Skibone – Take It To The Top
09. J.J. Johnson – Willie Chase
10. Louis La Roche – Touch Wood
11. Yuzo Kayama – Violet Sky
12. Todd Terje – Preben Goes To Acapulco
13. B. Bravo – Orfeo (Will You Stay)
14. William Goldstein – Force Five Opening
15. Tom Jones – Bright Lights and You Girl (live)
16. Spice Girls – Wannabe
17. Maaya Sakamoto & Cornelius – Anata Wo Tamotsu Mono
18. Tricky Woo – Sad Eyed Woman
19. Mongo Santamaria – I Got You (I Feel Good)
20. Yvette Michele – Everyday & Everynight
21. Reid Speed & FS – Instant Replay (Revolvr Remix)
22. Dan Hartman – Vertigo/Relight My Fire

Sunny Ghosts tapemix 1999nik-furious-sunny-ghosts-1999.mp3

01. ??? (surf rock)
02. Ben Folds Five – Army
03. ??? (swing jazz)
04. ??? (blues rock)
05. Busta Rhymes – What’s It Gonna Be?! (feat. Janet)
06. ??? (surf rock)
07. The Trashmen – Malaguena
08. Monifah – Touch It
09. ??? (same as #3)
10. ??? (polka)
11. ??? (surf rock)
12. Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell
13. Shawn Mullins – Lullaby
14. ??? (salsa)
15. The Trashmen – Church Key
16. ??? (rock)
17. ??? (rock song about a “monkey suit”)
18. ??? – Hard Days Night (jazz)
19. Daft Punk – Da Funk
20. ??? – (punk song about “going down the drain”)
21. ??? (jazz)

St. Nik rides again! Back from the dead, he rears his funky head. Surfing time from present to past, dropping hot mixes so you can shake your ass.

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