Nathan Pride was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1970.  His childhood was filled with exposure to lots of cartoons, Saturday afternoon horror movies, random comic books from a pharmacy spinner rack and early 80’s MTV videos.  Those visual images combined with his exploration and love of the natural world has generated a style that is organic, textured and fantastical.  His previous background in design and publishing with Caliber Comics (1990-2002), afforded him exposure to all the creative sides of producing illustrative and graphic storytelling work.  His artwork has appeared in Mage: The Awakening and Scarred Lands RPG books from White Wolf Publishing, a hardcover collection entitled Library of Wonder: Jules Verne available exclusively from Barnes & Noble and the 2011 Will Eisner winning Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Vol. 1.  His most recent color comic work can be found in Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Dragons where he happily wrote and drew 22 pages of dragon folklore. Nathan resides in Michigan where he enjoys exploring the surroundings — rural and urban— and its changing seasons.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT: 
My work, even to myself, is somewhat of a mystery. The path to discovery is what excites me about what I do.  When I take pen or pencil in hand I work in the moment by allowing the drawing to move me.  While I create images that are organic in feeling, they are structured enough to relate a story to the viewer.  And though some of my professional works are crafted in a direction by an editor, I prefer my personal work to remain unexplained — allowing the viewer to experience my work as an individual perception of thoughts and feelings.



BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Reading With Pictures

Reading With Pictures Vol. 2 (2014) contributor

Devastator Quarterly
The Devastator #10: Apocalypse (2014) contributor
The Devastator #8: Crossovers (2013) contributor
The Devastator #5: Fantasy (2012) contributor

Barnes & Noble
The Cricket on the Hearth (2010) Fall River
Charles Dickens Five Novels (2010) Barnes & Noble
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories  (2009) Fall River
Library of Wonder: Jules Verne  (2009) Fall River

Olympian Publishing
Cursed Pirate Girl #2 (2009) pinup art

IDW
Graveslinger TPB (2009) pinup art

Archaia

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Dragons #2 (2016) writer/artist
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 (2014) contributor
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard HC collection (2010) contributor
Legends of the Guard #3 (2010) contributor
Mouse Guard Winter 1152 #4 (2008) pinup art

Minor Profit Press
The Eldritch New Adventures of Becky Sharp (2008) Book & logo design

Onyx Path
Void Engineers (2014) contributor

White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Mage The Awakening: Guardians of the Veil  (2006)
Mage The Awakening: Legacies  (2006)
Mage The Awakening: Secrets of the Ruined Temple  (2006)
Mage The Awakening: Boston Unveiled  (2005)
Mage The Awakening: Sanctum & Sigil  (2005)
Strange Lands  (2004)
Gamma World Game Masters Guide  (2004)
Player's Guide to Monks and Paladins  (2004)
Vigil Watch: Secrets of the Asaatthi  (2003)
Player's Guide to Rangers and Rogues  (2003)
Gamma World Player's Guide  (2003)
Scarred Lands: Termana  (2003)
Player's Guide to Clerics  (2003)
Player's Guide to Fighters  (2003)
The Serpent Citadel  (2003)
Player's Guide to Wizards  (2003)
Tome of Horrors  (2002)
Necropolis  (2002)
Scarred Lands: Ghelspad  (2002)

   
 

APPEARANCES:
2013

Detroit FanFare
October 25-27
Adoba Hotel Dearborn
Dearborn MI

2012

Detroit FanFare
October 26-28
Hyatt Regency
Dearborn MI

2011

Detroit FanFare
September 24-25
Cobo Hall
Detroit MI

2010

Michigan Comics: Mirth,
Mockery and Mayhem

August 12-October 30
Ella Sharp Museum
Jackson MI


2009

Michigan Comics: Mirth,
Mockery and Mayhem

March 31-June 5
Eastern Michigan University
Gallery, Ypsilanti MI

Michigan Comics
Travelling Show:
June 12-July 24
Gallery 194, Lapeer MI

August 1-30
Cherry Village Theater,
Canton MI

Visual Storytelling
April 15-May 24
The Gallery Project,
Ann Arbor MI

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