Nathan came into existence with a pencil in his hand, a feat which continues to confound obstetricians to this day. No one knows for sure when he started drawing or where his love of comics came from, but most experts agree that his professional career began after graduating from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, as a caricaturist in the Mall of America. Soon he was freelance illustrating for the likes of Target, General Mills, and Stone Arch Books. His most frequent client is Round Table Comics with whom he has collaborated on several nonfiction comics, including a graphic novel adaptation of the US Constitution, as well as a series of true-to-life stories about young people growing up with behavioral disabilities.
In 2017 Nathan completed his 8 year, 400 page graphic novel opus, Impure Blood, penned by his wife, Nadja Baer. It is currently available on Amazon, comiXology, Kindle Direct Publishing, and the Store section of this very website.
When life demands that he not draw for a few hours, he enjoys reading, role-playing games, martial arts, and goofing off with his daughters.
Inverse Press, Colorist
Responsible for digitally adding shadow, highlight, other finishing effects, and making corrections to flat colored comic art
Round Table Companies, Staff Illustrator
I do pencils, inks, coloring, and lettering for original scripts provided by staff writers and graphic adaptations of previously published books. I generate and pitch storyline and project concepts for new product offerings for existing clients. Client likenesses, character concepts, and spot illustrations on request.
Nathan Lueth Illustration, Freelance Illustration Services
As a freelance illustrator I have worked for corporate (Target, General Mills, etc.), public (MN Department of Public Safety), and private (Round Table Companies, Inverse Press, etc.) clients, rendering digital illustrations in the form of storyboards, comics, concept art, and graphics for print, websites, and television. My self published webcomic series, Impure Blood, ran continuously from 2009-2017.
-Blue Cross, Blue Shield of North Dakota, Fargo
-Round Table Comics
-Stone Arch Books
-Picture Window Books
-The Automation Association
-Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts
-Custom Tats and Tags
-Round Table Realty
-Oconomowoc Residential Programs
-World Taekwondo Academy
-Minnesota Department of Public Safety
-The Schuna Group
Roofing Branding, LLC
-Loram Maintenance of Way
-Legacy Projects, LLC
On-demand rendering of black and white or airbrush caricatures at various fairs and festivals throughout the midwest,
as well as cartoons for print and digital publications.
The Art of Losing, Cthulhu is Hard to Spell, Wannabe Press, release 2018.
•StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad IChicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, release 2018.
•Soccer, Charlie Foxtrot Anthology, Forged Vision Studios, release 2017.
•Impure Blood: Volume 4, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, release 2017.
•Flesh of White, Inverse Press LLC, re-release 2015.
•Vicious Circus, Inverse Press LLC, release 2015.
•Impure Blood: Volume 3, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, release 2015.
•Ultra-Violet: One Girl's Prader-Willi Story, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, release 2014.
•Heroes in the Classroom: An Activity Book About Bullying, RTC Publishing, release 2014
•Incredible Adam and a Day with Autism, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, release 2013.
•Impure Blood: Volume 2, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, release 2013.
•Melting Down: A Comic for Kids with Asperger’s, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, release 2013.
•The Business of Human Services: A Guide to Running a Successful Human Resources Company: Case Study Workbook, RTC Publishing, release 2013
•Self Talk, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, release 2012.
•The U.S. Constitution: A Round Table Comic, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, 2012.
oNominated for the 2012 Minnesota Book Awards
•Influence, Science and Practice – The Comic, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, 2012.
oShortlisted for CMI British Management Book of the Year, Commuter’s Read Category
•Little Barrio, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, 2012.
•Altucher Confidential, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, 2011.
•Everything’s OK, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, 2011.
•Overachievement, Chicago: Writers of the Round Table Press, 2011.
•Impure Blood: Volume 1, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, release 2010.
•We are Heroes, A Series by John Mikkelsen, Mankato: Stone Arch Books, 2009.
•Color Me Even, Color Me Odd, Minneapolis, Picture Window Books, 2009.
•Guard Dog, Mankato: Stone Arch Books, 2007.
Minneapolis College of Art & Design,
•Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Illustration
•President of the Anime Club, 2003-2004
•Published in Comic Heads, student comic anthology, 2003-2004
Sozosha College of Design,
•Honorary Degree, Illustration