Dan Panosian

(Updated on 10/27/2014)

Born in Cleveland to artistic parents, Dan Panosian began his career in comics when he was only 14 as he sent an illustration to Marvel Comics who encouraged him to continue his work.

Soon after, he started working for the ad agency Continuity Graphics and for Marvel Comics in parallel. Upon entering the Marvel offices for the first time he was greeted by the same submissions editor who had replied the young Panosian years earlier. On his office wall was an illustration from the 14-year-old Dan Panosian.

After working on back-up features for Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man and Thor, Dan’s work caught the eye of the artistic teams working on the X-Men line of comic books, where he became a regular contributor.

When Marvel’s top artistic talents left to form Image Comics he was asked to join them and began illustrating comics that often sold close to a million copies each month, sometimes more.

Today, Dan Panosian manages a steady stream of comic book work for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Boom, Dynamite and Image Comics. 

Wanting to explore something new, he tried his hand at the French form of the bande dessinée and John Tiffany is the result of his collaboration with Belgian artist Stephen Desberg. Desberg is behind an enormous number of series with multiple artists and publishers, making him a major writer of contemporary Franco-Belgian comics. As such, Desberg and Panosian exemplify the French-American dialogue and collaboration in graphic novels.

Alongside his comics work, Panosian, who is now based in Los Angeles, also works with movie and commercial studios providing design and storyboard artwork. 

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