Friday, March 7, 2014

Dan Parent - Archie

2013.10.11 Comic Con, NYC

Dan parent is a writer and artist for Archie Comics. After graduating from the Kubert School, Parent began working for Archie. His writing of the Love Showdown Series from 1994 received widespread attention.  In 2012 Parent introduced the first openly gay character, in Archie comics, when he created Kevin Keller (Veronica #202), on which he served as artist and writer...

In 2013 Parent was presented with the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book in San Francisco. He was also nominated for a 2013 Harvey Award for "Special Award for Humor in Comics"...

Parent has also worked on the first interracial Archie's storyline featuring Archie and Valerie, from Josie and the Pussycats, as well as storylines with KISS, Barack Obama, George Takei and Archie Meets Glee...

Parent has also illustrated Felix the Cat, Barbie, Disney Adventures and many other titles...

I chose a New York Statehood first day cover to coincide with the NY Comic Con, for this sketch...

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