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Graham Nolan (born 12 March 1962) is an American 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 frequently collaborates with writer Chuck Dixon.

Graham Nolan
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Graham Nolan
Born (1962-03-12) March 12, 1962 (age 57)
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Batman, Detective Comics with Chuck Dixon, The Phantom
AwardsInkpot Award



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 an issue of the Marvel 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. In 1992 he designed and co-created the Batman villain Bane. He also 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 daily and Sunday artist on another newspaper strip, Rex Morgan, M.D., on which he would work until late 2013. Nolan pencils, inks, letters and colors his 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.

The Phantom – The Graham Nolan Sundays Vol. 1


Moonstone BooksEdit

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

DC ComicsEdit

Compass ComicsEdit

  • Monster Island


External linksEdit

  • "Rex Morgan at King Features". Archived from the original on 2005-07-10. Retrieved 2005-07-20.
  • The Phantom at King Features
  • "Graham Nolan bio at King Features". Archived from the original on 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  • Interview with Futureal Studio[permanent dead link]
  • Graham Nolan on Returning to Comics, Comic Book Resources, October 9, 2008
  • Sunshine State webcomic
  • "Article on the Phantomwiki". Archived from the original on 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  • "Graham Nolan :: Pen & Paper RPG Database". Archived from the original on 2005-03-15. Retrieved 2012-06-22.