Recently I had the pleasure of talking about pushing the boundaries of comics with theoretical physicist and cartoonist Clifford V. Johnson on Prof. Henry Jenkins’ podcast How Do You Like It So Far? which is a series of conversations about what happens where pop culture and the civic imagination overlap. Check the episode’s web page for show notes of links to everything that came up during our conversation.
We’re so very pleased that the LIGHTS comic series we’ve been creating with UNITAS to warn young people about #humantrafficking got a huge signal boost via the Times Square NASDAQ jumbotron! Our partners at UNITAS were even invited to ring the closing bell, how cool is that? You can see video here, available via NASDAQ
2019 really was a great year for comics, and we are honored to have CHASING ECHOES included on such an amazing list of great new work! You can see the full list here.
Ahead of its bookstore launch next week, THR has featured CHASING ECHOES along with a short preview from the book’s opening chapter: “The graphic novel comes from the publisher’s Life Drawn imprint, created last year as a home for personal stories rooted in reality, absent fantastical elements. In this case, Chasing Echoes was inspired by real events, as the unruly Bloom family returns to Poland in search of the family’s mill, seized by the Nazis during World War II.”
My new graphic novel CHASING ECHOES drops on Nov 13th… and I’m doing two events in Southern California before the Thanksgiving holiday kicks off. The book is a story of generations of survivors surviving each other… specifically the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and how they reconnect with a lost link to their own history. I wrote it, my friend George Schall lovingly drew it, and now its ready for the world:
Dan is featured in the new documentary GEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND alongside luminaries like Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee and Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin. The film captures the team’s journey to better understand the importance of superheroes, the deeper meaning behind why fans are so passionate about them and real-life scenarios in which they help make the world a better place by battling social ills such as racism and gender violence.