Nate Fakes is a Los Angeles-based cartoonist and author who has the talent to make people laugh with only one image! He creates witty single-panel comics full of clever puns and humor illustrating the secret life of humans, animals and random things.

The artist has been drawing comics professionally for about 11 years now and as of today, has gathered an audience of over 51k followers on Instagram. As Nate mentioned before, he pays attention to everyday observations, and something might strike him as funny. "If I can create a humorous take on a circumstance, I will."

It's not the first time that we've shared Nate's works on Bored Panda. His comics have been featured before and got a lot of positive reactions! You can check them out by clicking here and here

More info: Instagram | nfakes.com | Facebook | twitter.com

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ArodTheHorrible
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1 month ago

Not very shady, though...

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Bored Panda has reached out to Nate again to learn more about him and his creative process.

The artist shared that his journey as a cartoonist really started in college. He was the staff cartoonist for the college newspaper. Additionally, during school, Nate had the opportunity to intern at MAD Magazine in New York City. After his internship, he began creating comics for MAD, newspapers, greeting cards, and for clients. 

"Really, college and MAD were my indications that I could take cartooning to the next level beyond just silly drawings that I did for fun. Currently, I have a syndicated comic, Break of Day, which consists of a ton of the gag comics you find on my Instagram account. Plus, I'm now writing and illustrating graphic novels. Graphic novels and books are a direction I'm very excited about and devoting a lot of my future to them."

The artist also does client work. He creates custom cartoons, ads and illustrations from his Nate Fakes Studios.

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ArodTheHorrible
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1 month ago

I laughed too hard at this

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sinead
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1 month ago

You've found your audience, I love puns.

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We got curious about why Nate chose to create comics in the format of single-panel. He replied that he loves variety, which one-panel gag comics give him. "There are no consistent characters, topics, or ideas. It's all whatever comes to my mind. The spontaneity of gag comics is always great. That being said, I have created strips (and continue to do so from time to time). They're different - but also can be enjoyable. Strips just aren't my main focus."

Also, the artist has been writing and drawing graphic novels that are not spontaneous and consist of drawing regular characters, and scenes, and staying on topic. However, according to Nate, they're rewarding in their own way due to the thousands of hours put into them.

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Monochromatic Static
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1 month ago

Be kind, rewind!

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Markus Weiler
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1 month ago

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

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We asked Nate what makes him passionate about creating comics. He shared that for him, comics are unique. "It's the one medium where you get to combine art and writing - and I'm fond of both. I hope people get the message I'm trying to get across; whether it be funny, inspiring, or just an awful pun. If someone enjoys my work, it makes me happy. People interpret things differently, so I want readers to look into my work and walk away satisfied (instead of scratching their heads and wondering what the hell I was trying to say)."

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stardust
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1 month ago

Wait... Is THIS why they call them 'ears' of corn?!?!?

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Kitty Kat
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1 month ago

Martha!

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After we asked about upcoming projects, Nate shared that he will be releasing his new graphic memoir called "A Fade of Light", which will be on bookshelves everywhere on October 11th. However, you can preorder it now! The artist revealed that he's extremely proud of this book and has spent years on it. "It's a story about my ex-stepfather who suffers from a rare form of dementia and the journey of trying to fix the unfixable. It goes through our relationship when he was normal, and how things changed - by taking a look back and forth from the past to the present. It's a deep book, but has moments of fun, laughter, and relatable moments for anyone with a stepparent. It even goes into my cartooning career, and how Ron (my ex-stepdad) helped. Most importantly, it sheds light on dementia and the toll it takes."

The artist plans on going on a book tour this fall, so stay tuned on my Instagram and hopefully, he can chat in person soon!

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Nicola Roberts
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahaha, I had a cat that loved tuna, I couldn't open a tin of beans without her going bonkers and ultimately very disappointed.

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Ent Hugger
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1 month ago

santa knows! never move a sleepy kitty :)

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Nicola Roberts
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not crazy, if it's true!

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Why?
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, that took some balls!

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PenitentEyeball
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1 month ago

“What?… oh yes I’m going away… sorry honey”

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GoodWolf
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1 month ago

You know there ain't no rest for the wicked. Money don't grow on trees...

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Hydroboi
Community Member
1 month ago

That's how Ouroboros was created.

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WhyAmIHere
Community Member
1 month ago

He looks slightly to chonky to fit though........

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Miss Benzo
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1 month ago

Anti-fly swatter laws.....

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Zack Podany
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1 month ago

Her younger brother escaped prison. It was a small medium at large.

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Sam Juan
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1 month ago

Clearly this situation is pointless.

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Remi
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww

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SPQRBob
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

🎵 If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain... 🎵 --- I'll show myself out.

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Jacob Nunez
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1 month ago

Dude I got a dirty mind

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Markus Weiler
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1 month ago

too sweet

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Call my whatever.
Community Member
1 month ago

Ohhhhh So that's we're my cat goes all the time I should have thought about that two months ago.......

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Zack Podany
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, so that's why.

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PenitentEyeball
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Give the music jokes a REST (/j)

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PenitentEyeball
Community Member
1 month ago

Thank goodness, foons are way harder to take care of!

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PenitentEyeball
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1 month ago

Nah, I think it’s just ballitosis

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ArodTheHorrible
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1 month ago

This is just a paycheck to me

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Miss Benzo
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1 month ago

A brush with death.

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ShutUpAboutYourDiet
Community Member
1 month ago

Ooh sick burn 😂🔥

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Why?
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a good sine!

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Adam L
Community Member
1 month ago

"And I hear he has a friend that likes to explode."

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ArodTheHorrible
Community Member
1 month ago

Picture police LOL

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Miss Benzo
Community Member
1 month ago

one giant disappearing act for life.

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Hydroboi
Community Member
1 month ago

And a pain in the a*s too🤣

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Jerry Ryan
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1 month ago

Does Santa use Amazon?

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Party Poison (They/Them)
Community Member
1 month ago

Platon's man in a cave.

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Hydroboi
Community Member
1 month ago

Something is wrong with Mr.Monoply's legs.

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Stephanie Goadsby
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1 month ago

Oh, but they do!

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PenitentEyeball
Community Member
1 month ago

You’re the only love that MARKS my life

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