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Nate Fakes

Nate Fakes - Designer

Dayton, United States

I am a professional syndicated cartoonist. I've been published in places such as MAD Magazine and work with companies like 21st Century Fox.

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My name is Nate Fakes; and I'm a member of the National Cartoonists Society, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and visual artist in Dayton, Ohio. My work has been published around the world in newspapers, greeting cards, websites, corporate offices, books and just about anywhere. I pride myself on being able to take an idea and running with it in regards to a unique cartoon, illustration, or other visual that fits perfectly with the publication that it's for.

I enjoy creating fun, engaging content. Many authors use - not just illustrators - but cartoonists to help add some humor to their work. My specialty is creating custom illustrations and cartoons that collaborate with the context of a publication. I've been creating illustrations and cartoons for publications for over a decade and can create content that would be yours to use as you would like in your book. Whenever I create custom work, the rights are granted to the publisher, so the cartoons would not appear anywhere else.

I'm known as one of "The Usual Gang of Idiots" at MAD Magazine and my off-the-wall cartoons and illustrations. But, I can typically work with any project that suites my style and capabilities and adjust accordingly.

So, why work with me?

I'm fun, easy-going and professional. I ensure quality in everything I do and stand by my work. I offer rough examples before diving into a finished cartoon and together we make sure the cartoon - or illustration - is perfect before I finalize anything.

I'm a great communicator and ensure that we're on the same page with your project. I'm very open to Skype calls, emails, etc. and respond promptly. I love to talk in person and get to know who I'm working with as well.

I'll also be very upfront about the humor and visual aspect of what you would like done. Considering I create a daily syndicated cartoon, I have a good idea of what humor works and what doesn't, so I'll be sure to offer as much insight as possible.

All this being said, I have a strong work ethic. Knowing my work is going to be out in the public eye, I ensure it is the best I can do.

I also:

- Will mention your book to my thousands of followers on social media
- Am able to create up to four revisions before finalizing any illustration
- Have credentials that can help promote your book

I urge you to click on my links to learn more about my work and myself. And I look forward to hearing about your project.

-- Nate Fakes

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PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONIALS

“He meets the highest standard in my book: he is a valued member of MAD’s “Usual Gang of Idiots”. True, he’s a terrific cartoonist – full of funny ideas and funny pictures – which is what got him into MAD in the first place.”

-Sam Viviano, Art Director, MAD Magazine

" Your book is great!"

- Jim Davis, creator of Garfield

“We first started working with Nate when we created Thought Leadership in May of 2013. He’s illustrated every monthly strip since then. He somehow manages to bring an unexpected and always appropriate visual element to everything he does. And his singular sense of humor is as much a part of his style as his illustrations. We look forward to a very long ride together.”

- Mark O’Brien, founder and Principal, O’Brien Communications Group

"WOW… you have some serious talent! Love your work."

- Doris Winters, Art Director, Costco Connection Magazine

“Nate is an extremely talented, knowledgeable and easy-going artist. He delivered above all expectations within the budget and timeframe given. We are very pleased with his performance, and will definitely use his services in the future. 100% recommended.”

-Johan A. - Hatlehols AS

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Christian Comics & Graphic Novels Humor & Comedy

Certifications

  • Member of the National Cartoonists Society

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2005 – Present (almost 13 years)

Nate Fakes Studios create custom cartoons, ads, illustrations and comic books for clients around the world.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Laser pointers, hairballs, and other cat stuff

Nate Fakes

Need a new book for your cat to sit on? This is it. This full-color book features cat illustrations and over 70 cat cartoons by syndicated cartoonist, Nate Fakes. Purr-fect for any cat lover of all ages and anyone that enjoys some feline fun!

Need a new book for your cat to sit on? This is it. This full-color book features cat illustrations and over 70 cat cartoons by syndicated cartoonist, Nate Fakes. Purr-fect for any cat lover of all ages and anyone that enjoys some feline fun!

PEOPLE SUCK!...or do YOU?: A Book of perspectives (Volume 1)

Mr. Flint B Stowne

Are you frustrated with the local dog walkers? city traffic? the transit system? your neighbors? how about your co-workers antics? Do you grunt under your breath or yell out loud that “PEOPLE SUCK!!” on a regular basis? If you do then this book is for you! Do you ever catch yourself doing things that upset other people around you like parking in two parking spots or cutting off a driver on the... read more

Are you frustrated with the local dog walkers? city traffic? the transit system? your neighbors? how about your co-workers antics? Do you grunt under your breath or yell out loud that “PEOPLE SUCK!!” on a regular basis? If you do then this book is for you! Do you ever catch yourself doing things that upset other people around you like parking in two parking spots or cutting off a driver on the... read more

They Did it Sideways

John-Archie Lynn

In 1974, Photographer Jonny Corry and his pal Barney are probably the only marijuana growers in Northern Ireland. With their illegal stash protected by a neurotic horny dog they join in the antics of zany characters who smoke pot and consume industrial quantities of alcohol. A paranoid sea captain wears disguises and drinks rum from a teapot at a fancy hotel, while an alcoholic hairdresser who... read more

In 1974, Photographer Jonny Corry and his pal Barney are probably the only marijuana growers in Northern Ireland. With their illegal stash protected by a neurotic horny dog they join in the antics of zany characters who smoke pot and consume industrial quantities of alcohol. A paranoid sea captain wears disguises and drinks rum from a teapot at a fancy hotel, while an alcoholic hairdresser who... read more

Knocking On Heaven's Door

Tommy Blaze

When most people think about God, they picture a grumpy old man in the sky handing out impossible rules and smiting people. It s not often that we have the opportunity to see God as the inventor of humor and a connoisseur of friendship. Knocking on Heaven s Door explores the relationship between a little boy named Spencer and his best friend God. This collection of comic strips (with behind-th... read more

When most people think about God, they picture a grumpy old man in the sky handing out impossible rules and smiting people. It s not often that we have the opportunity to see God as the inventor of humor and a connoisseur of friendship. Knocking on Heaven s Door explores the relationship between a little boy named Spencer and his best friend God. This collection of comic strips (with behind-th... read more

MAD Magazine # 507 (Feb 2011) The 20 Dumbest Things in 2010

Staff Writers & Contributing Editors

Parody of People, Events, and Things in 2010 and much more MAD Comedy

Parody of People, Events, and Things in 2010 and much more MAD Comedy

Mad Magazine # 509 June 2011 Issue

John Ficarra

Mad Magazine #509

Mad Magazine #509

Mad Magazine #523

Back issue magazine

Back issue magazine

Nate has 4 reviews

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John Lynn

Working with Nate was a pleasure from the start. He not only went along with my ideas but suggested valuable input. The turnaround time was excellent and the finished artwork was spot on for my novel. Highly recommended.

, October 2017


Alex Woods

Please see previous reviews. Nate Fakes has been working with me on a book as illustrator, copy & design and also has had responsibility for final production of the book, "Too Late, Mate?" This was the final stage of the project in which we made some revisions before launching a final edition. The result has been very satisfactory indeed and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommendi...

, July 2017


Alex Woods

Nate delivered stage 2 of a book project in which, having initially completed design & illustration work, he took ownership and responsibility for the publication of the book, finalising the cover design and overseeing back-cover work and interior design work and producing the print-copy. This was therefore very good value and he has this extra string to his bow, in that he can actually manag...

, June 2017


Alex Woods

Nate was very professional, by which I mean that he was pro-active, businesslike, communicative and flexible. Pro-active in suggesting an introductory skype call which turned out to be very important and being business-like in terms of flexibility of his quotation and adjusting his price to a change remit. He also was very responsive and communicate, and it was rarely long before I received ...

, May 2017

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