About Break of Day

Break of Day started in 2003 in the college newspaper, The Guardian, at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where cartoonist, Nate Fakes, was attending.  During college, batches of the cartoons were sent to MAD Magazine in New York City, which landed Nate an internship with the publication.

After a brief hiatus, they later on became self-syndicated in newspapers and then syndicated online at GoComics in 2011.

The comics now appear worldwide in greeting cards, magazines, advertisements, viral comics on social media and just about anywhere. 

Nate has always had a very short attention span, so the goal of the strip has always been to feature a very short, quick and funny cartoon that only takes a few seconds to read (something HE would enjoy reading).  And that’s why it’s called, Break of Day.  It can hopefully give you a fun break to your day.



About Nate Fakes

undefinedNate Fakes sold his first cartoon in fifth grade, and throughout middle and high school, he drew all day instead of paying attention in class. His edgy humor was infamous. In fact, at one point, he was invited by the high-school principal to stop drawing cartoons that poked fun at my classmates or he wouldn’t graduate. He accepted. 

After high school, Nate went to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He took the job of graphic artist/cartoonist for the school newspaper, The Guardian, and created weekly political and gag cartoons. That gig landed him an internship at MAD Magazine in New York City, during which he wrote for the magazine and cleaned their storage room. At the end of the internship, with the storage room all spiffy, he returned to Ohio, continued to work with MAD on three different series, and drew for numerous other publications. 

After spending gobs of hours at the drawing board, he developed a syndicated series, Break of Day, that appears in newspapers and online daily. 

Thousands of his comics and illustrations can be found at his website, Nate Fakes Cartoons (www.natefakescartoons.com ).  

He also co-founded BizComics (www.bizcomics.club) that works with an award-winning brand management firm creating custom cartoons for companies and businesses. 

Some of Nate’s clients include 21st Century Fox, Costco and plenty of other folks that really enjoy off-the-wall cartoons. 

Nate lives in Dayton, Ohio, and has a wife, Kelsey, a daughter, Ella, and cat named Tiger.  


To this day, he still doesn’t pay attention in class.