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.
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.