Dan Goldman

Dan Goldman
Born Daniel Aaron Goldman
(1974-05-11) May 11, 1974 (age 40)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Artist, Designer
Notable works Shooting War, Kelly, Everyman: Be the People, 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail

Dan Goldman (born 1974) is an American writer, artist and designer living in São Paulo, Brazil. He is best known for his pioneering work in digital mixed media illustration and online comics, and is a frequent speaker on both digital comic processes and online distribution.

Early life

Dan Goldman was born 1974 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in North Miami Beach, Florida.


Working with traditional media for most of his life, Goldman produced a single full-length brush-and-ink comic called Hairkut in 1999 before adopting digital processes in vector illustration and image editing in 2002 in order to create comics that blend the medium's narrative language with the design sensibilities more akin to magazine illustrations, album artwork and game design.

With his brother Steven he founded the boutique imprint Diamond Comics. His jump to creating online was a direct result of this experience.

In 2006, Goldman was recruited by ACT-I-VATE.

Shortly after "Kelly"'s premiere, Goldman was enlisted to co-author Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic.

Goldman completed the nonfiction graphic novel Tor Books' website.


  • Hairkut [writer/artist] 24pp (self-produced,1999)
  • "Schmear" [co-writer/artist] 6pp - Smut Peddler Vol. 2 (Saucy Goose Press, 2003)
  • "Singalong" [co-writer/artist] 6pp - (FWDbooks, 2003)
  • "The Best I Ever Had" [co-writer/artist] 24pp - Flesh for the Beast (Shriek Show, 2004)
  • "Good Parenting" [co-writer/artist] 24pp - Flesh for the Beast (Shriek Show, 2004)
  • Everyman: Be the People [co-writer/designer/publisher] 96pp (FWDbooks, 2004)
  • "Kelly" [writer/artist] 400pp (ACT-I-VATE, 2006)
  • Shooting War [artist/designer] 184pp (Grand Central Publishing, 2007)
  • Image Comics, 2008)
  • Tor.com, 2009)
  • Crown Books, 2009)


External links

  • 20-page excerpt of 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail
  • "Closing the Invisible Distance Essay" for Powell's Books
  • FORA.tv Video of Haight Booksmith Presentation


  • comiXology podcast interview
  • Gothamist interview with Rachel Kramer Bussel

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