About Dan Brereton

Five-time Eisner nominee and Inkpot winner Dan Brereton has garnered critical praise and a loyal fan base over the last 25 years for his vibrant painted comics, illustrations and stories. He considers comics a perfect medium, and is fond of talking about his obsession with monsters , history, pulp and crime fiction and a general love of stories. His creator-owned comics work includes NOCTURNALS, GIANTKILLER, THE PSYCHO (with James Hudnall) and THE LAST BATTLE (with Tito Faraci).

Dan's currently writing and illustrating a four- part arc for DC Comics Digital First's LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT and prepping a new volume of NOCTURNALS in time for its 20th Anniversary. Much of his artwork is available in a series of hardcover book collections:

THE GODDESS & THE MONSTER
SIREN
SORCERESS
ENCHANTRESS

Popular mainstream credits include: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, BATMAN:THRILLKILLER, JLA: SEVEN CASKETS, RED HULK, SUPERMAN: SILVER BANSHEE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR, CLIVE BARKER'S DREAD, RED SONJA, LEGENDS OF THE WORLD'S FINEST, THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST, VAMPIRELLA, THOR and PUNISHER: FRANKENCASTLE.

His artwork has graced the comic covers such characters as Captain America, Creepy, Conan, Hellraiser, Godzilla, GI Joe, Animal Man, Sargent Rock, Lobo, Dracula and many more . He painted 15 cards for the now classic Fleer Ultra 94' X-Men trading card set, several Topps’ Mars Attacks covers and sets , and Blizzards’s World of Warcraft trading card game, and Star Wars for Wizards of the Coast. His client list includes The Walt Disney Co., NBC, Hasbro and many more. Dan has also contributed art to horrormeister Rob Zombie’s albums HELLBILLY DELUXE and HELLBILLY DELUXE 2. THE LAST BATTLE, set during the heyday of Julius Caesar, was #4 on the Top 100 best selling Graphic Novels of 2011.
Phantomcanvas.com offers museum-quality prints and vibrant posters of his work. Visit him on Facebook or www.nocturnals.com

Dan lives in California with his family and their many pets. Hobbies include Reading, Movies, TV, Comic Conventions,Pestering Sushi Chefs and Divining Parallel worlds .His favorite hobby, as it turns out, is his job.

A MODEST CHECK LIST

THE BLACK TERROR 1989
(artist, 3 issue, Eclipse Comics)

THE PSYCHO 1991
(artist/co-creator 3 Issues DC Comics TB Image Comics)

INTERFACE #8 1991
(artist Epic Comics)

CLIVE BARKER'S DREAD 1992
(artist GN Eclipse Comics)

THAT CHEMICAL REFLEX (artist CFD)1992

LEGENDS OF THE WORLD'S FINEST 1993
(artist TPB, DC Comics)

THE NOCTURNALS: BLACK PLANET 1995
(writer/artist/creator 6 issues, Bravura/Malibu, TPB Oni Press)

THRILLKILLER 1997
(artist,co-creator, 3 issues, TPB DC Comics)

THRILLKILLER'62 1998
(artist, co-creator 48 pgs, TPB DC Comics)

NOCTURNALS:WITCHING HOUR 1998
(writer/artist, 48pgs, Dark Horse Comics)

SUPERMAN: SILVER BANSHEE 1998
(writer/cover artist, DC Comics)

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN #114 1998
(artist, DC Comics)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE DUST WALTZ 1999
(writer, TPB Dark Horse)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE ORIGIN 1999
(co-writer, TPB Dark Horse)

GIANTKILLER 1999-2000
(7 issues writer/artist, DC Comics TPB Image Comics)

NOCTURNALS: TROLL BRIDGE 2000
(writer/artist, VARIOUS ARTISTS, ONESHOT, Oni Press)

JLA: SEVEN CASKETS 2000
(writer/artist ONESHOT, DC Comics)

NOCTURNALS: THE DARK FOREVER 2001
(writer/illustrator Oni Press)

THE GUNWITCH: OUTSKIRTS OF DOOM 2001
(writer, creator, co-cover artist Oni Press)

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL 2002,
(artist w/various Marvel Comics)

BAT SIMPSON'S TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #9 2003
(artist, Bongo Comics)

NOCTURNALS: A MIDNIGHT COMPANION 2004
(writer/artist Green Ronin)

THE ESCAPIST#2 LUNA MOTH STORY 2004
(artist Dark Horse Comics)

L'ULTIMA BATTAGLIA aka THE LAST BATTLE 2005
(Buena Vista Lab, Disney Worldwide Publishing)

SIMPSONS SUPER SPECTACULAR #2, "BONGOS" 2006
(artist Bongo Comics)

DROP-DEAD GIRL & OTHER DRAWINGS 2006
(sketchbook, Big Wow Publishing)

IMMORTAL IRON FIST ANNUAL #1 2007
(cover art & interior art w/various Marvel Comics)

NOCTURNALS: BLACK PLANET AND OTHER STORIES VOLUME I 2007(hardcover collection Olympian Publishing)

NOCTURNALS: CARNIVAL OF BEASTS 2008
(writer, artist w/various Image Comics)

VAMPIRELLA QUARTERLY: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2008
(writer cover artist Harris Comics)

THOR: GOD-SIZE 2008
(artist,w/various Marvel Comics)

SECRET INVASION AFTERMATH BETA RAY BILL:THE GREEN OF EDEN 2009
(artist Marvel Comics)

Covers Include:

SGT.ROCK, ANIMAL MAN, FIREARM, THE SOLUTION, LEGION, LOBO, VAMPIRELLA, CREEPY,DEATH JR., SHADOWHOUSE, LADY JUSTICE, CONAN THE SAVAGE, MARS ATTACKS, HELLRAISER, HEARTBREAKERS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, BADGER, TEEN TITANS PULP ANNUAL, ROBIN PLUS, CATWOMAN PLUS, SUPERBOY PLUS, IMPULSE PLUS and a whole bunch of other stuff, like a bazillion trading cards; XMEN FLEER ULTRA 93 (15 IMAGES), MADMAN, STAR WARS, BARB WIRE, SUPERMAN PLATINUM SERIES, WILDSTORM GALLERY (7 IMAGES), CREATOR'S UNIVERSE, COMIC GREATS '98 (WHICH INCLUDES 11 NOCTURNALS IMAGES)and covers for various White Wolf RPG editions (including Werewolf: Dark Ages and Werewolf: Second Edition Player's Guide), Star Wars RPG illustrations for Wizards. and Mutants and Masterminds for Green Ronin.

Dan's work outside the comics field includes such items as the package illo for a forgettable video game called MACHINEHEAD, billboard and advertising art for RAWHIDE (a wild-west park in Scottdale, AZ)concept art for Pressman Films, the television show NUMB3RS, development for Disney Television Animation, as well as album covers for TOTO, FIREBALL MINISTRY, SOTE, GHOULTOWN, and Rob Zombie's HELLBILLY DELUXE.