Fred Noland draws from a deep well of inspiration ranging from
the Expressionists to Underground Comics. His illustrations have
appeared in the SF Weekly, LA Weekly, Tennis, Bike, Nickelodeon,
Canoe and Kayak, Illinois Times, XboX Magazine, TokyoPop,
Santa Fe Reporter and more. His sequential art has been featured
in the Cartoon Art Museum, and the Oakland Museum at the OAK
installation. He has also taken part in group shows at San Francisco's
SOMARTS and Amaru Galleries and RPS in Oakland.
As a cartoonist, he has produced a series of increasingly innovative and
eccentric minis. His current project, Black Sheep, features his most
ambitious work yet. The six-part "Neighborhood of the Beast" explores
the darker side of suburbia. Other highlights include the Southern Gothic
Midnight Creep and his self proclaimed "jam comic from hell" Mantequilla
del Pato (with the incomparable Trevor Alixopulos).
Fred resides in Oakland. When he's not working you can find him cycling
through the East Bay hills.