Dan Goldman writes graphic novels and videogames, draws comics and editorial illustrations, and crafts transmedia experiences for such companies as AMC Television, Wired, Random House, IDW Publishing, Time Magazine, Hachette Books, Foreign Policy, Entertainment Weekly and New York Magazine. He has been profiled by The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, NPR, Sky News, BBC Radio, The Village Voice and Advertising Age.
His recent work includes the comic series Red Light Properties — a paranormal dramedy following a husband and wife’s exorcism/realty business selling “previously-haunted homes” — published digitally by Monkeybrain Comics and in print by IDW Publishing. Dan also serves as Second Screen Experience Architect on AMC Television’s flagship original series Breaking Bad, The Killing and The Walking Dead (for which he also wrote the Facebook-based The Walking Dead Social Game).
His 2006 webcomic Shooting War (with Anthony Lappé), which Forbes called “the Apocalypse Now of the War on Terrorism, told in the form of a brilliantly-rendered graphic novel,” was lauded by publications ranging from Wired and Brazil’s Folha de São Paulo to India’s Business Standard and Tokyo’s Daily Yomiuri, earning it an Eisner Award nomination for Best Digital Comic. It has since been published as a hardcover by Hachette Books (US) and Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK) with editions in Italian, French and Spanish.
Beginning his career in DIY web publishing, Goldman co-founded the Brooklyn-based ACT-I-VATE webcomics collective in 2006 as an “online laboratory for experimental comics” which went from a group LiveJournal blog to become a New York Times-featured online anthology hosting long-form comics works by over 50 international cartoonists.
08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail, his 2009 nonfiction collaboration with journalist Michael Crowley, created in real-time as the presidential campaign unfolded, the 160-page graphic novel on bookstore shelves the week Obama was sworn into office. NPR Books summed up Goldman’s intent for him, saying in their review: “08 strikes out on its own to create a method of visual storytelling that owes as much to ’60s magazine layouts as it does to modern Web design. It’s largely thanks to Goldman’s singular graphical style that this book… feels so defiantly and refreshingly unconventional.” 08 was touted as “highbrow brilliant” by New York Magazine the week of its release.
Goldman has spoken about digital possibilities for the creation and distribution of comics at tech/media/entertainment conferences such as SXSW Interactive (panel moderator, “Comics on Handhelds: Taking Webcomics Mobile”), New York Comic-Con (panel moderator, “Going Paperless: Using Computers to Draw Comics” 2008-2009), Mostra 3M de Arte Digital (featured artist), DIY Days (speaker, “The Right Now of Comics”), PixelShow São Paulo 2011 (international artist) and M.I.T.’s Futures of Entertainment 4 (panelist).
He lives and works in New York City.
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