Nate Fakes


Break of Day
Break of Day started in 2003 in the college newspaper, The Guardian, at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where cartoonist, Nate Fakes, was attending. During college, batches of the cartoons were sent to MAD Magazine in New York City, which landed Nate an internship with the publication. After a brief hiatus, Break of Day became self-syndicated in newspapers and then syndicated online in 2011. The comics now appear worldwide in greeting cards, magazines, advertisements, viral comics on social media, and just about anywhere that appreciates off-the-wall humor. Nate has always had a very short attention span, so the goal of the strip has always been to feature a very short, quick, and fun cartoon that only takes a few seconds to read. And that’s why it’s called, Break of Day. Because, well, hopefully, it can deliver you a fun break from your day.


Nate Fakes

First, let's get this out of the way: Yes, this is his last name.
Okay, moving on...

Nate Fakes sold his first drawing in 5th grade for five bucks. Ever since then, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist.
His love for cartooning, illustration, and animation expanded as he grew older.

While attending Wright State University, he was an editorial intern at MAD Magazine in New York City. He wrote and drew comics for MAD for over a decade. It warped his mind, for sure.

Since then, he's been in The New York Times, Parade Magazine, major greeting card companies, and many other publications.

His work brought him to the L.A. area, where he worked in-house at a major agency as a cartoonist for Red Bull ads.

Now, he's venturing into graphic memoirs and graphic novels. His first graphic memoir, A Fade of Light, was recently published by West Margin Press/Turner Publishing.

He's also a member of the National Cartoonists Society.

He has a wife, a daughter, and two fluffy cats. Plus, a pantry with donuts.

FUN FACT: Nate also appeared (and won) on Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right. Yes, he's a sucker for game shows.

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