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Break of Day

Nate Fakes


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  • December 6, 2023

    Nadya Martinez

    Diving into Break of Day

    Break of Day arrived on the Comics Kingdom roster when it relocated to its new home last Spring. However, the online strip goes back to August 29, 2011, when it was picked up for syndication. Its origin dates back to 2003 in the college newspaper, The Wright State Guardian, at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where cartoonist Nate Fakes attended. While attending, batches of the cartoons were sent to MAD Magazine in New York City, which eventually landed Nate an internship with the publication. The cartoon strip had a brief hiatus before becoming self-syndicated in newspapers and then featured on online webcomic platforms. Now, Break of Day appears worldwide in greeting cards, magazines, advertisements, viral comics on social media, and just about anywhere. Even pop-culture icon and author George Takei has liked Nate’s enthusiastic and light-hearted funnies. The short and clever one-panel strips consist of adorable illustrations that match the tone of the random humorous and ludicrous looks at everyday situations such as dating, parenting, work, technology, and health. The funnies with feelings strip comes from the creative mind of Nate Fakes, a Southern California cartoonist, author, and illustrator. […]
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