Nick Toner

Nick Toner creates ink and digital drawings inspired by film noir, history, and literature. As an illustrator and writer, he loves experimenting with sequential storytelling and developing vivid visual narratives for publishing. Nick has a precise eye for shape and composition that underscores the stark imagery he creates. Using themes and settings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, he seeks to entertain and educate through a careful balance of romanticism and reality.


A night at the opera turns into an all-out war when a deal between rival crime syndicates goes awry! In this first issue of the prospective graphic novel, Libretto explores themes of family and corruption while creating distinct characters and a vivid world of crime and opulence.


An interactive infographic demonstrating the operation of a 19th-century warship. Through complex historical rendering and informative motion graphics, this digital replica of the famous Flagship of Trafalgar entices and educates.


An illustrated excerpt from Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace. This excerpt details the climactic “Battle of Borodino” from the perspectives of Napoleon Bonaparte, Pierre Bezukhov, Mikhail Kutuzov, and Andrei Bolkonsky. These illustrations seek to demonstrate a contrast of dignity and brutality through careful composition and frenetic ink application.