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Nathan Fox

Chair, MFA Visual Narrative
A headshot photo of Nathan Fox, Photo credit MJ O'Toole 2023

Nathan Fox was born in 1975 in Washington D.C. Raised from the age of five on the suburban outskirts of Houston, an early addiction to Cartoons, Commercials and Video Games led to a lifelong exploration of Narrative Art and the over-stimulation associated with his generation. In the hopes of making such an addiction his full time job, Nathan left Texas for Missouri where he attended the Kansas City Art Institute.

What followed over the next four years can only be described as an eye opening experience compared to the somewhat quiet Southern upbringing. The discovery of Anime, Yoshitoshi’s Ukiyo-e Prints, Sideshows and Comics would lead him down the happily twisted path he still follows today.

After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1997, Nathan pursued Illustration from Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the next two years with little result. Frustrated with working as an offset pressman, he and his wife moved to New York City in 2000 where Nathan attended The School of Visual Arts Illustration As Visual Essay Graduate Program. Those two years of graduate study would prove to be the most fruitful as Nathan has been freelancing full time as an illustrator and storyteller ever since.



The WeathermanStay Tuned!; Fluorescent Black; Dark Reign: Zodiac; Pigeons from Hell. Co-illustrator: DMZ: Friendly Fire; DMZ: Hidden War; DMZ: Collective Punishment; Harley Quinn; Detective Comics



The Education of an Illustrator; Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers; Making Art: Form and Meaning; Atlas of Illustration; Go for the Gold!; Beasts!; Batman Black & White; How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills; Inside the Business of Illustration; Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art



Sacred Gallery; Receiver Gallery, San Francisco; The Bank Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Hogarth Worldwide, London; Sarasota Design Center, FL; Floating World Comics, Portland, OR; Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA; School of Visual Arts; Gallery 1988, Los Angeles


Publications & Clients:

The New York Times; Interview; The New Yorker; Rolling Stone; Wired; ESPN magazine; Print; Entertainment Weekly; Mother Jones; Spin; Mad, DC Comics; Dark Horse Comics; Marvel Comics; Fantagraphics Books; American Illustration; 3×3; Esquire; Playboy; The Village Voice; Men’s Health; Vertigo Comics; 72andSunny; Wieden + Kennedy; Turner Classic Movies; MTV; 1 Trick Pony; The Chopping Block, Inc.; Chronicle Books; Burton Snowboards; Rockstar Games


Awards & Honors:

Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators; Society of Publication Designers; American Illustration; Print; Strathmore Portrait Competition; Thomas Hart Benton Scholar

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