about Nat Gertler

The founder of About Comics( and still the only person on staff) is Nat Gertler, a writer with decades of experience writing comics and writing about comics. Nat’s comic book stories have been published by DC, Image, Archie, and many other publishers. He has been nominated for comicdom’s coveted Eisner Award for both his writing and editing work. He has been trusted to write the adventures to write such famed characters as Speed Racer, the Power Rangers, the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and the Peanuts gang, as well as creating original concepts like The Factor and Licensable Bear™.

A professional Peanuts nerd, Nat has written three books about that classic comic strip, the most recent of which (The Snoopy Treasures) won the Ben Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association for best coffee table book. He has worked to get back into print Charles Schulz material that has never been in Peanuts books before, as seen in his work putting together Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking and Complete Peanuts volume 26 for Fantagraphics, and in the About Comics publications Schulz’s Youth (now out of print, alas), and It’s Only a Game.

The co-author of both editions of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel, Nat has given talks about comics to museum, library, school, and convention audiences.

Beyond comics, Nat has written over a dozen books on tech topics, various prose stories, and one TV episode. He lives in Camarillo, California with his wife and their two kids.