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Meet Comic Book Artist and Writer Dan Dougherty

Visit The Comic Signal on August 18 for for a chance to meet award-winning artist and writer Dan Dougherty!

Dan is the writer and illustrator behind several creator-owned comics and children's books. He is best known for Beardo and Touching Evil, and has most recently launched Floppy Cop and Cosa Nostra.

Dan's career in comics began in 2003, and since then, he has written and/or illustrated over 60 published works ranging from horror to children's books. He has won three Shel Dorf Awards, the Eric Hoffer Award for Children's Literature, and two Purple Dragonfly Awards. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Gary Reed Award for Independent Creator of the Year.

When Dan isn't making comics, he teaches how to make them at the International School of Comics Chicago. He also enjoys writing and recording music and is working on his first solo album.
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Meet Comic Book Artist and Writer Dan Dougherty