This artist can tell a joke in one panel. Here are his best works (20 new photos)

Sometimes when drawing comics, artists can spend hours creating multiple panels to develop their stories, but sometimes one panel is more than enough to get your idea across. Comic book artist Nate Fakes is a great example of this! The artist in question creates fun one-panel comics and is confident that his work will lift someone’s spirits after a very long day.

In an interview with Bored Panda in a recent post, the artist said that he has been drawing since he received his first box of crayons and that some of his biggest sources of inspiration are Gary Larson’s comic strip “The Far Side” and MAD magazine. “I’ve been a cartoonist all my life. From a professional standpoint, I guess you could say I started a little over ten years ago,” says Nate. “This is a difficult profession, but also the most rewarding.” The artist says the best thing about being a solo artist is the freedom to work for yourself.

Credit: Nate Fakes




Art in any form takes a long time not only to practice but also to create, so we asked Nate how long it takes him to finish his comics.

“So, it’s difficult. Of course, I need to write this first. This can be done in minutes or weeks. I have a writer’s mode and sometimes the ideas flow like water from a faucet. In other cases there is nothing, and this non-existence is essential. It’s part of the creative process. But, okay, let’s say I already have an idea ready, and it’s time to draw! A good-color comic cartoon usually takes from an hour to an hour and a half. It usually takes about 2-3 hours to create a graphic novel page.”


















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