Comic Book Artist
Dan Parent is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics. A graduate of The Kubert School, Dan began working for Archie immediately after graduation. His writing of the Love Showdown series from 1994 received widespread attention. Dan has also written and/or illustrated for Felix the Cat Productions, Mattel, Disney Adventures, Valiant Comics, Harpercollins to name a few.
Dan is credited with giving Archie Comics a relevance with contemporary artwork and innovative story lines. .One example is a modern, fashion magazine-style revamp of the long-running Betty & Veronica Spectacular. Another example was a 2010 storyline in which Parent wrote the first bi-racial coupling of Archie and Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats.
Archie then introduced their first openly gay character, Kevin Keller, in Veronica #202, who was written, drawn and created by Dan. Kevin Keller has become Archie Comic’s most popular character in decades. Kevin Keller was given his own solo book in 2011.
In 2015, along with friend and collaborator, Fernando Ruiz, Dan co-created the comic book, Die Kitty Die. Die Kitty Die was such a popular hit with
Chapterhouse Comics fans that she will return in May of 2017 with the first issue of a second volume titled, Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust!
Other notable series Dan has worked on are Archie Meets Kiss, Archie Meets Glee and Archie vs. Sharknado! Dan won the 2013 GLAAD award for outstanding comic book (Kevin Keller) and is also a Harvey Awards nominee.