Nate Fakes

Nate Fakes - Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I am a professional cartoonist in L.A.

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My name is Nate Fakes. I'm a full-time cartoonist in Los Angeles, California.

You can say I've dabbled in almost all elements of publishing, illustration and cartooning...

I've resided as an in-house cartoonist for an agency where I created Red Bull cartoons for worldwide advertising campaigns with storyboards, print ads, digital ads and television commercials. I also have a syndicated series, Break of Day, that is read daily worldwide in print and online. My work also has appeared in MAD Magazine, New York Times, greeting cards, books, ads and just about anywhere that appreciates my humor. Some of my biggest clients are Disney, Scholastic and Warner Bros.

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 uniquely yours.

All this being said, I have a strong work ethic and I am a professional. Knowing my work is going to be out in the public eye, well, I ensure it is the best. Plus, I like to have fun.

-- Nate Fakes

OH, and if you enjoy awful puns, dad jokes and off-the-wall humor, come join me and over 21K followers on my rapidly growing Instagram account (nate_fakes).
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

Cartoonist

Kastner
June, 2018 – August, 2019 (about 1 year)

A full-time staff cartoonist at Kastner agency in L.A. Writes and creates cartoon concepts for animations, commercials, storyboards, and billboards for clients such as Red Bull.

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2005 – Present (almost 15 years)

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

Portfolio (9 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

The Lunatic Diaries: Random Notes From BizComics

Mark O'Brien

In June of 2015, a conversation took place between Mark Nelson O’Brien and Nate Fakes that would change the course of world history. Well … maybe not the history of the whole world. But it would certainly change the lives and the histories of the two chuckleheads who participated in the conversation.Here’s the entirety of that conversation, transcribed for posterity, enshrined in the Library o... read more

In June of 2015, a conversation took place between Mark Nelson O’Brien and Nate Fakes that would change the course of world history. Well … maybe not the history of the whole world. But it would certainly change the lives and the histories of the two chuckleheads who participated in the conversation.Here’s the entirety of that conversation, transcribed for posterity, enshrined in the Library o... read more

Nate has 7 reviews

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Aaron Hanlon
Nate was great to work with; he was patient and provided constructive feedback and great illustrations. He also took the time to educate me on a few areas in publishing that were new to me. Highly recommended. Looking forward to working with him again.

Aaron Hanlon, May 2019


Julie Trelstad
Nate is a pleasure to work with and I would definitely hire him again for a future project! Working with Nate has been great in all aspects of the project. His work is top quality, he communicates clearly and promptly, and, even with changes to the project's scope, he worked to make sure that he met the project deadline.

Julie Trelstad, December 2018


Rob O
Working with Nate is a dream. He is highly skilled (see his resume), very intuitive, and flexible. I had the pleasure of working with Nate for the past month or so. He created the cover for my ebook. He did everything I asked and more. The schedule was pushed back and he was fine with it. We did multiple revisions and he was always more than happy to keep working until the job was done. I highl...
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Rob O, March 2018


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.

John Lynn, 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...
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Alex Woods, July 2017

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