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Dan is my name. Art is what I do.
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Hi Folks, So, here I am, once again trying to convince you all to support local independent bookstores, such as, in this case, one of my favorite local independent bookstores, Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop in La Verne, CA.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at
I finally updated the color art portion of my horribly outdated portfolio. Check it out.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at
I'll be at ALA 2012 in Anaheim. I will be all over the place. So much so that my tabel in artist alley will probably be mostly unused. Here are the details.... I will have a table at artist alley... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at
In stores June 5th.The sequel to Oh No! Each book also comes with a movie poster on the reverse side of the book jacket... and if you need to traverse time it also comes with a time travel map. I... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at
There's a saying that you should never meet your heroes. I met Maurice Sendak once. Well, actually, that's not true. The truth is, back in 2005, when I was just starting out in the business, I was at an event... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at
Last night I read Dog In Charge and Bawk and Roll to an audience of 200. Afterwards many cookies were consumed. Special thanks to Little Junebugs for hosting the event! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at
24 legs. Count again.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2012 on A Chalk Mural for my Son's School at
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The art for this book was special experience for me. I had always wanted to do a fireman book and I've also been dying to experiment with something new in my artwork, so when I got the call for this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at
Howdy folks, I'm in a great mood. I have several deadlines coming up in the next few weeks then after that it will be smooth sailing until the end of the year. I'll finally get to start writing my next... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at
I was in wine country this weekend and I realized that I don't blog enough. I'm horrible and I'm sorry. So I decided to change things. I decided to download an app so that I can blog on my phone.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at
The other week I received a fan letter from a sweet kid named Daniel Wiles from Forest Dale, VT. It reads as so..... I get fan mail from time to time but this one happened to have come at a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at
This is a huge next few weeks for me and I'm going to tell you why.... SIDEKICKS has been nominated for a Children's Choice Book Award This is what I need you to do. 1. Chick on this link here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at
Join me tomorrow March 21st at 12ET on COMICS ARE GREAT! where I will be doing a live video interview. Go to or watch the stream below. I'll be talking about all sorts of stuff and cracking jokes! CHECK... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at
I also would like to add that I am working on my next graphic novel, but due to contractual obligations I can't tell you what it is yet. Thanks for the support!
This is such an awesome post and the support from your kids has meant the world to me, so much so, that it has made me somewhat nervous and pumped up in anticipation of the next round. I want your kids to know that it had taken me seven years to complete the book due to various circumstances and I was just happy to be done. It was like a mountain that I had climbed and I was exhausted from the journey. Upon the books release the best I could hope for was that someone would read it and I would get mostly favorable reviews. Even though it's only the round of 16 you guys have already made me feel like every day of those seven years have been more than worth it. I'm not sure Sidekicks exactly has what it takes to beat a fabulous series such as Wimpy Kid but to know that your kids preferred my book over one of the giants of all giant books has left me filled with a joy that is immeasurable. I anxiously wait to hear the results of the next round and may the best book win. Go Team Sidekicks
So I spoke at SCBWI NY a few weeks back and in my intensive presentation I told everyone that I blogged once a week, which is good advice to those of you starting out. Then, of course, I go on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at
My son turned six last Thursday. I was attending the SCBWI Conference in NY to speak and this was going to be the first time ever that I would miss his birthday due to business. He was sad that I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at
So as you know, this year will be a busy year for me in terms of book releases. I must confess that towards the end of the year I got a little sick and tired of drawing in "my style"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at
Folks, you have to email me in order to be part of the offer.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2012 on A Book Deal for Libraries in Need at
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They are all picture books so best suited for grade 6 and under
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2012 on A Book Deal for Libraries in Need at
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See this pile of books? There are over 400 books in that pile. I happen to be fortunate enough to be one of the judges for a book competition this year and various publishers have sent me all these books... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at
Happy New Year folks! First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of blog posts in the last portion of 2011. It was an insane year filled with lots of travelling for Sidekicks and working late nights on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at
One of the most frequent questions I get from many people these days is, "How do you do it? How do you find time to keep a blog? How to you find time to be a parent? How do you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at
If you're a parent (like myself) or a child of a loving parent then you will love this book. It's about the unconditional love of parenting and caring of children no matter what the risks. Jill Esbaum has written a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at