Happy Friday! Made it another week! (it's the small things, right?) Just wanted to wish my friend, Comic Book Artist/ Illustrator Dan Fraga a Happy Birthday! That's today, June 19th! As I mentioned, Dan is a comic book artist, and also a storyboard artist, concept artist, and animation and film director, and in his spare time, he hosts a Youtube show called, the "Couchdoodles Show". Immediately after high school, he was hired to work as an illustrator for Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios; one of the founding partner studios that made up Image Comics. Dan was one of the youngest creators to be a part of the beginnings of Image Comics. He has worked in the comic book industry for many years on titles such as Spider-Man, Bloodstrike, Black Flag, Kid Supreme, Superman, Black Panther, Witchblade, and Wolverine."
"He has also worked in film and animation, most famously as the director of the Ricky Gervais Show, and also worked as an animation director for Mattel and Monster High. His storyboard credits include movies such as Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Transporter 2."-wikipedia
If you ever have a chance to sit with Dan and just watch him draw, it is enlightening, great art just pours out of his pen!
I was so glad to be able to take and include this portrait of Dan in his Southern California Studio, in my second book of portraits, "The Artist Within: Book 2", his work is Incredible.
You can see Dan discussing his work here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf0Sx1xJ4Yw
And if you haven't yet, you can see and order both artist within books here, while they last: https://www.sideshow.com/manufa…/sampsel-preston-photography
art © Dan Fraga