Dan Vado

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Dan Vado
Born (1959-09-09) September 9, 1959 (age 54)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Editor, Publisher
Awards Inkpot Award (2007)

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Dan Vado (born September 9, 1959)[1] is a comic book publisher and writer, and a fixture of the independent comics community. Vado is the owner, president, and publisher of Slave Labor Graphics.

Biography[edit]

Vado started Slave Labor (SLG) in 1986 and is still its lone owner. The books Vado initially chose to publish were done by his personal friends, many of them acquaintances from high school.[2] Even after more than twenty years in the business, Vado continues to publish books he "genuinely like[s]" rather than what he thinks the market is looking for.[2]

His writing credits include Barabbas (Mirage Studios), Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (DC Comics), Bill The Clown (Slave Labor), Extreme Justice (DC), Haunted Mansion (Slave Labor), Hero Sandwich (Slave Labor), Justice League America (DC), and Universal Monsters: Dracula (Dark Horse Comics). He also founded the Alternative Press Expo, one of the first comics conventions dedicated to alternative comics and self-publishers.

Personal life[edit]

Vado is well known throughout the comics community for his opinionated, plain-spoken, and humorous nature. He is also an amateur cook with a predilection for "beer can chicken."[2] He lives in San Jose, California, is married, and is the father of two sons.

Awards[edit]

Vado won an Inkpot Award in 2007.[3]

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