Paul Nowak began freelance illustrating in 1991 when he was living in Japan. He later created a comic strip called 'RamenHead', which was based on Nowak's experience in Japan. The strip ran on a weekly schedule in The Daily Yomiuri from 1993 to 1998. In 1999, Nowak began editorial cartooning for Scripps Howard News Service and later the Cybercast News Service, a popular news website. Since then, his work has appeared in various publications and websites.