Nick LaPole is an artist and educator living and working in Des Moines, Iowa. His work, composed of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and comix zines, tend to dwell on interior settings, character behaviors, and awkward juxtapositions in space.




Welcome to my website! It has undergone a *massive* overhaul, so many apologies for the look and functionality atm (especially on mobile).

Click on a project to the right (listed in terms of recency), or specify “ART” or “COMIX” on the left. If you have questions about a purchase, contact me at

Vermont Studio Center Residency 2018

This residency was by far one of the more impactful experiences I've had in the arts. Excellent people who, in the context of a 'summer camp for artists', really shone for how generous they were as people. From karaoke to star-gazing, from games of double-speed to artists talks... even the spiders beside my bed and the drunken stupor served a purpose here. Structures, translations, game mechanics, and probed anxieties were besides the point among fellow creatives-turned-friends.