Dan Parent is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics. A graduate of The Kubert School, Parent began working for Archie immediately after graduation. His writing of the Love Showdown series from 1994 received widespread attention. Parent has also illustrated Felix the Cat, Barbie, Disney Adventures, and a wide variety of other titles.
In 2012 Parent introduced the first openly gay character in Archie Comics when he created Kevin Keller in Veronica #202, which he wrote and drew.
In May 2013 Parent was presented with the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book in San Francisco.
Parent was nominated for a 2013 Harvey Award for "Special Award for Humor in Comics". http://www.harveyawards.org/2013-final-ballot/