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Graham Nolan

Graham Nolan
Graham Nolan
Born (1962-03-12) March 12, 1962 (age 52)
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works Batman, Detective Comics with Chuck Dixon, The Phantom

Graham Nolan (born 12 March 1962) is a comic book artist, best known for work for DC Comics on Batman-related titles in the 1990s and his work on The Phantom Sunday strip. He is currently the artist on the syndicated comic Rex Morgan, M.D.. He frequently collaborates with writer Chuck Dixon.


His first comics credit came in April 1985, when his work appeared in DC Comics' Talent Showcase #16, alongside Eric Shanower and Stan Woch (among others). Moving on to issues of the UK Transformers comic, in 1988 he started a 12-issue run on DC's Power of the Atom comic. In June 1990, he launched John Ostrander and Tim Truman's Hawkworld comic, pencilling it for 26 issues until late 1992. Between 1992 and 1998, he worked on many issues of Detective Comics, illustrating key parts of the KnightFall and KnightsEnd sagas featuring Azrael and Batman.

Graham Nolan also did freelance work for the Dungeons & Dragons game, including The Mines of Bloodstone (1986), Egg of the Phoenix (1987),The Endless Stair (1987), and The Complete Book of Villains (1994).

In 1998 he created and published his own comic strip, Monster Island. When this strip was reprinted as a back-up feature in the Scandinavian The Phantom magazines, Nolan was also asked to provide painted Phantom covers for three issues. This, combined with a Phantom story Nolan and Chuck Dixon had made previously for a trading card series, led to Nolan being offered the job as artist on the Phantom Sunday strip in 2000. Nolan quickly accepted the offer, as the character had been one of his favorites since childhood. By the time he started with The Phantom he was already the daily and Sunday artist on another newspaper strip, Rex Morgan, M.D.. Nolan pencils, inks, letters and colors his work on these two newspaper strips. He filled in for Judge Parker artist Eduardo Barreto for a week in late 2006 when Barreto was nearly killed in a car accident in Uruguay.

In 2006, Nolan also drew a story for Moonstone Books' Phantom Annual, which was written by his former Batman-partner, Chuck Dixon.

He left the Phantom strip in 2006, with Paul Ryan taking over for him on the Sunday pages, to work on other projects.

In 2010, he created the webcomic Sunshine State.


Moonstone Books

  • The Phantom: The Graham Nolan Sundays Vol. 1
  • The Phantom: The Graham Nolan Sundays Vol. 2
  • The Phantom Annual #1

DC Comics

  • Batman: Bane of the Demon
  • Batman: Vengeance of Bane
  • Batman: Vengeance of Bane II The Redemption
  • Detective Comics
  • Joker: Devil's Advocate
  • Superman: The Odyssey
  • JLA vs Predator
  • Batman & Spider-Man: New Age Dawning

Compass Comics

  • Monster Island


  • Graham Nolan at the Comic Book DB

External links

  • Rex Morgan at King Features
  • The Phantom at King Features
  • Graham Nolan bio at King Features
  • Interview with Futureal Studio
  • Comic Book Resources, October 9, 2008
  • webcomic
  • Article on the Phantomwiki.
  • archive
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