June 19, 1973 |
Walnut Creek, California
|Area(s)||Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller|
Dan Fraga (born June 19, 1973) is a Film Director and comic book artist. He was hired fresh out of high school by Image Comics in 1991 and worked for Extreme Studios.His interest in animation started at an early age, when his parents bought him a Fisher-Price Movie Viewer, then comics which inspired him to make flip books. He started drawing story boards for The Hard Times of RJ Berger and made a one minute pilot animation which became a television series screened on MTV.
I love all things animation and made it my mission to learn all that I could about the different kinds that are out there and the histories behind the masterpieces we all love.
Dan Fraga began his career in the entertainment field as a storyboard artist for commercials and music videos. He has worked on many of comics like Spider-Man, Wolverine and Bloodstrike. Other career highlights include working on story boards for Hershey's, Victoria's Secret, and music videos for top artist Justin Timberlake and also Beyoncé. During his time as a storyboard artist, Dan took on several other responsibilities including set design, visual effects supervision and 2nd unit directing.
I've always been a fan of storytelling. Visual storytelling specifically. I work in animation which is a very rewarding field for lovers of storytelling and art."
Fraga made his directing debut in 2009 on the MTV show The Hard Times of RJ Berger handling the animation duties for the show. There were two seasons about a 15 year old unpopular RJ Berger who becomes infamous after an embarrassing incident. Each episode featured live action intermixed with different styles of animation.
He directed the second and third season of the HBO series The Ricky Gervais Show (animated series) which were voiced by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. The series was an animated version of The Ricky Gervais Show using audio from previously recorded live radio shows, podcasts and audiobooks.
The Grave, a web comic published a panel every day for a year, was Fraga project that started in January 2013, after a long absence from comics. 
As far as the last thing I worked on in comics that was in print, that was Black Panther #50 which came out in August of 2002. It's been 13 and 1/2 years.
The Grave follows a group of kids on a camping trip find a grave with a fully clothed skeleton and a cigar box containing seven items. The boys figure out the life of the person behind the grave using clues from the items.
"The Grave is about the lessons in life that we're supposed to learn, it's about transformation within ourselves, and ultimately human nature.
- Patrick Meaney. "Dan Fraga on Getting Inked by Todd McFarlane". Sequart.org. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "Dan Fraga". animation Insider. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Kevin Yeoman. "MTV Cancels ‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger’ After Two Seasons". Screenrant. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "The Hard Times of RJ Berger". Rotten tomato.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "Behind the Scenes of The Hard Times of RJ Berger Animation". Dan Fraga.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Chris Arrant. "’90s Image artist Dan Fraga re-emerges as director of The Ricky Gervais Show". Comicbookresources. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Dan Fraga. "The Grave". Dan Fraga Tumblr. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Hunter, J.M. (3 January 2014). "Taking Art to the Grave! Interview with Image Comics Legend Dan Fraga and His Return to Comics!". The Outhousers. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Dan Wickline. "The People You Run Into: Dan Fraga Had Over 100 Pieces of Art With Him At Brunch". Bleedingcool. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Website of Dan Fraga
- Dan Fraga on Twitter
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- Dan Fraga on Instagaram
- Dan Fraga at the Internet Movie Database
- The Comicbook Database: Dan Fraga
- http://vimeo.com/31694789 The Ricky Gervais Show Season 2 acting reel from Dan Fraga]
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