Monday, July 27, 2020

Dan Nakrosis 1963 - 2020

Daniel A. “Dano” Nakrosis passed away on July 21st. The cause was ongoing heart issues. He was 57 years old.

Dan was a veteran comic book artist. He had done it all: writer, artist, colorist, letterer and editor.

From The Daily Cartoonist:

"Born in Bayonne, Dan’s coloring, lettering and artwork graced the pages of all the major comics publishers across a wide genre of books. His work history included stints at DC, Marvel, Wildstorm, Walt Disney and Archie, among many others; on titles including 'Aquaman,' manga versions of 'Spider-man,' 'The X-Men' and the 'Conservation Corps,' also known as the 'Eco Crew.' He also worked as a writer, editor and publisher for over 30 years with most of the major names in the U.S. comic book industry. For many years, Dan ran a studio which specialized in producing translations of Japanese manga comics for Western audiences.

"Dan was also a graphic artist who’s advertising and promotional work was used by many companies, including Trader Joe’s.
"A graduate of Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington and the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art in Dover, NJ, Dan was also very active as a member of the National Cartoonist Society, serving as the New Jersey Chapter President and in other officer positions over several decades. He was a regular attendee of the NCS’ Reuben Awards ceremony, and often worked as a member of the group’s election committee, helping to collect and compile votes for the award which honors the Cartoonist of the Year.

"He was a collector of sports and comic-related art and memorabilia and was always ready with a comic quip or bad pun. Dolphins and the English Premier League, and the music of bands including Kansas, Marillion, Prefab Sprout, and The Magnetic Fields.

"He was a collector of sports and comic related art and memorabilia and was always ready with a comic quip or bad pun.

"Dan was the dear son of the late John Nakrosis. He is survived by his loving mother Elena, brothers John and Stephen, and his wife Sarah, sisters Catherine and Elizabeth Mortimer and her husband Robert, nephews Thomas and Laurance, nieces Athena and Mary, and numerous cousins and friends."

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