The Illustrated Life of Living in the ATL
Next to Miami, it’s credited with being the home to some of the best clubs in the south. A very lively party life where you’ll often bump into a well-known celebrity. “The Black Hollywood” and so forth. If you’ve been than you know what it’s like. If you haven’t than, you may have asked someone to see if it really is all the hype people claim it to be. Now, cartoonist Nate Creekmore is illustrating what it’s like to live in “The City that’s too busy to hate” better known as Atlanta or the A-T-L. Maybe not for everyone, but at least for him. A guy with real guy problems. Like money and women! “I’m not from Atlanta, but I live here, and (because I live here) people who don’t live here ask me, “Creek, what’s Atlanta really like?” I don’t know what Atlanta is really like, but if you’d like to know what it’s like for me I invite you to sit back and enjoy CREEKING MORE IN THE ATL!
The comic strip is Creekmore’s latest life-inspired project starring and hosted by himself. He previously illustrated Universal Press Syndicate’s Maintaining. “The whole idea behind it [Maintaining] was to show people as people.” Creekmore, who is bi-racial (his mother is white, his father is black), used his experiences growing up as a catalyst behind the strip. He says moving around with a father who was in the military; he learned that people’s “differences are not as big as we make them out to be. As well as the absurdities of the way different races relate to each other.” The strip, which is now defunct, was carried in newspapers across the nation including Denver, Detroit, Portland and Seattle. Reruns are posted on gocomics.com.
Meantime, when Nate’s not busy bringing his experiences of the biggest city of the South to artistic life, he’s working on what he calls his “major project.” A graphic novel he’s been putting together for the past two years.
To learn more about Nate and get more familiar with his artwork visit creekification.com.
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