|Born||April 30, 1965|
|Notable works||The Peanuts Collection
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel
|Awards||Eisner Award nominations|
Nat Gertler (born on April 30, 1965) is an American writer who is known for his comics and books about comics. His 2010 The Peanuts Collection received positive reviews in the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today and others; the Chicago Sun-Times described it as a "slipcovered museum collection" filled with "treasures," and the Christian Science Monitor described it as a "gold mine of Peanuts memorabilia and removable inserts." Gertler is an authority on the subject of Schulz's Peanuts, and runs an Internet site that sells memorabilia associated with the comic strip. He was nominated twice for the Eisner Award, once in 1999, which is the comic book industry's equivalent to the Oscar Awards, based on his work entitled The Factor about an unseen superhero. Gertler is also notable for founding in 2004 an annual 24-hour long challenge to cartoonists to produce a "24-page comic book". In addition, Gertler has written prose fiction, technical writing, television episodes and a video game script, as well as numerous titles in the Complete Idiot's Guides series of books. He founded a specialist publishing firm called About Comics which manages properties such as The Weasel Patrol, The Factor, Licensable BearTM, and The Liberty Project.
Gertler is a graduate of Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His sister Brie Gertler is a professor of philosophy. He lives in Camarillo, California with his wife and two children.
Selected comics works
- 24 Hour Comics All-Stars (editor), About Comics, 2005 (ISBN 0-9753958-4-X).
- 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights, 2004 (editor), About Comics, 2004 (ISBN 0-9753958-0-7).
- Comics prose : short stories (editor and contributor), About Comics, 2004 (ISBN 0-9716338-6-X).
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel (with Steve Lieber), Alpha Books, 2004 (ISBN 1592572332).
- The Factor (with various illustrators), About Comics, 2004 (ISBN 0-9716338-5-1).
- reprints The Factor, issues 0-4, About Comics, 1999.
- issue 0 previously published in Negative Burn 29-31.
- Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers (editor), About Comics, 2002 (ISBN 0-9716338-0-0).
- Speed Racer classics (writer for English script; original Japanese manga Mach go go go by Tatsuo Yoshida), Now Comics, 1988.
- "‘Peanuts’ at 60? That makes Snoopy 253 years old". Los Angeles Times. Oct. 02, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- "Eighteen Eisner Award Winners, Nominees To Attend Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, April 29-May 1". PR*Urgent. 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "... Eisner nominees scheduled to appear include James Andrew Clark (“The Guns of Shadow Valley: Scar Tissue”), Chyna Clugston Flores (“Blue Monday,” “Brave & The Bold”), Nat Gertler (“The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a GN”, “The Factor”), ..."
- Christy Kallies (interviewer) Nat Gertler (interviewee) (1999). "Nat Gertler: Eisner Nominee". Sequential Tart. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "Vol II, Iss 5"
- "2006 Eisner Award Nominations". Comics Reporter. April 5, 2006. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "Best Anthology ... 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2005, edited by Nat Gertler (About Comics)"
- "In the running". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "“The Peanuts Collection: Treasures from the World’s Most Beloved Comic Strip” by Nat Gertler (Little, Brown)"
- FRIDA KAHLO (December 16, 2010). "Reviews in brief: Coffee table gift books". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- Whitney Matheson (November 11, 2010). "Comics recs: 'Peanuts,' Charles Burns and more". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- "Top picks: TV series 'Slings and Arrows' on DVD, Charles Schulz's 'The Peanuts Collection,' Rock Band 3, and more". Christian Science Monitor. October 22, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "... 'The Peanuts Collection' ... Nat Gertler ... and more recommendations .... It is a gold mine of Peanuts memorabilia and removable inserts ..."
- "Magazines Matter: Volume 2- October 2010". WBOC 16 (tv station). Dec 30, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "...In that same magazine, Nat Gertler did a retrospective of the works of Charles Schulz. His "Six Decades of Peanuts" looked back fondly at Charlie Brown and his friends. ..."
- Associated Press (February 17, 2000). "Fans grab memorabilia after Schulz's death: 3,000 pieces, from dog dishes to key chains, go on sale on eBay". The Deseret News. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "... Nat Gertler of Pasadena, who runs an Internet site that sells "Peanuts" books, videos and music..."
- Mark Langshaw (July 9, 2009). "Free comics for Second Life subscribers". digital spy. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "About Comics ... The Weasel Patrol, The Factor, Licensable BearTM and The Liberty Project ... Founded by Eisner Award nominee Nat Gertler, About Comics is an independent publisher dedicated to alternative books and comic-related material...."
- Micah Mertes (October 14, 2008). "Rest up now to take part in 24 Hour Comics Day Saturday: During the daylong event at the Hi-Way Diner, complete a 24-page comic book as part of an international event.". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2012-08-16. "... 24 Hour Comics Day. The event was founded in 2004 by Nat Gertler, publisher of About Comics...."
- "Full Description". nj.com. October 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- About Comics publisher website
- Nat Gertler's personal web page
- Nat Gertler's bibliography
- Interview about 24 Hour Comics Day at Sequential Tart
- Interview About The Factor at Sequential Tart
- Interview with Nat Gertler at Sigmate Studio