Michigan-based artist Dan Monroe has been producing artwork as a freelance artist for over thirty years. His paintings have been exhibited and sold in art galleries across America and he has taught art in several venues, most recently Western Michigan University.
He was first published at twelve years of age when he illustrated a ten page “True Life Adventure” story for the Michigan Fraternal Order Of Police magazine. He became known as “Dragonbrush” when he was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, where on the weekends he worked in a corner T-shirt shop and honed his craft as an airbrush artist.
When Dan eventually left military service, he attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.
In the years since, Dan has done illustrations on a wide variety of projects and for many publishers including Jim Baen’s Universe, BeWrite Books, Heroes Fallen Studios, and several others. Dan has illustrated books for such celebrities as “Baywatch” actress Erika Eleniak as well as actor Robert Russler (“Babylon 5”, Weird Science, A Nightmare On Elm Street 2), plus he has designed collectible trading cards for International Boxing Fall Of Fame inductee Kostya Tszyu, boxing champion Jesse james Leija, and boxing champion and American gold medalist Ray Mercer.
Dan achieved international recognition as the illustrator for Dennis The Wild Bull, the children’s book written by NBA Fall Of Famer Dennis Rodman. Dan also recently provided the pencil work for two true life soldier stories for a sepcial Sixtieth Year Commemoration of the Korean War Graphic Novel for the Department Of Defense.
I do take commissions. I do sketch cards for $35.00 Comic Sketch Blanks for $65.00 I also do 8.5 x 11″ single character bust in color for $40.00, and special requests on a charge-by-the-job basis. People can always go to my website www.dragonbrusher.com for more details.