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Dan Fraga is a director and comic book artist whose career as a
storyteller started in late 1991 when Cable and Deadpool creator Rob
Liefeld hired the 18-year-old to join Extreme Studios and the newly
formed Image comics.
Over the span of his 25-year career, Dan has worked on a number of
the comics industry’s top titles. At Extreme, the titles included
Bloodstrike, Youngblood, Supreme, Kid Supreme, and the Berzerkers.
At Image, the titles included Witchblade, Darkness, and The Gear
Station. For Marvel, Dan worked on Spider–man, Wolverine, What–if?!
and Generation X. For DC Comics, Dan worked on Superman and The
Power Puff Girls.
In 2003 Dan’s storytelling career changed gears as he transitioned from
comics to Television and Film, working as a storyboard artist, art
director, and 2nd unit director for both live action and animated content.
In 2010 Dan made his directorial debut on the HBO series The Ricky
Gervais show, directing the 2nd and 3rd seasons of the animated
Since 2013 Dan has worked for Mattel as Supervising Director for the
animated content for Monster High, Everafter High, Enchantimals, Hot
Wheels and Max Steel.
Dan’s personal work can be found on Instagram and YouTube under
the name Couchdoodles where his goal is to illuminate and empower
creativity in others through example. Dan lives with his wife and 3 kids
“I love chess, the Rubik’s cube, and freestyle rap. To some, these
interests may sound like cliché nerd stuff, but I see them as exercises
for pre-visualization. With pre-visualization, you can theoretically time
travel and create what you want for the future of your idea. With proper
execution, the thing you pre-visualized will become a reality. These
sorts of things thrill me.”