Nathan Hale

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Nathan Hale is a children’s illustrator with a background in scientific and natural history illustration. He worked for several years in museum display, as a mural and diorama painter. He has murals in museums as far away as the Kitakyushu Science Museum in Japan. 

Hale has written and illustrated many exciting graphic novels and picture books for children, including the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, Yellowbelly and Plum go to School, the Twelve Bots of Christmas and The Devil You Know.

He is the illustrator of the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel, Calamity Jack. He also illustrated Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody, The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas, Animal House and many others.

Nathan lives in Utah with his wife and two kids. He has an enormous LEGO collection.

Author's Comment: Nathan Hale tells his stories to prolong his execution, the Hangman is very childlike and gets wrapped up in the stories. He is goofy and asks lots of simple questions–he’s the comedic relief. The Provost is cynical, and doubts many of Hale’s stranger stories, he demands proof and explanations. After having the three of them narrate, I can’t imagine the books without them. They really ARE the series.

Nationality: American

Featured series by Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales - Age 8 & up