About

Dan Berry is a cartoonist, illustrator, podcaster and educator based in the town of Shrewsbury, UK. He is a frequent collaborator with the author David Gaffney and is currently working on the follow-up to The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head; a book called Rivers.

Since 2012 he has produced the podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody in which he has spoken to over a hundred other artists about what they do and how they do it.

He invented a pen. You could buy one if you like?

Between 2008 and 2019 he was the Programme Leader for the illustration, comics and children’s books degree courses at the School of Creative Arts, Wrexham Glyndwr University.

He has produced illustration work for The NME, Michael Rosen, The National Union of Teachers and more. He has produced the following books (in a roughly chronological order)

The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head with David Gaffney & Sara Lowes (2016) Sent/Not Sent (2016) 24 by 7 (2015, with Kristyna Baczynski, Joe Decie, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Sarah McIntyre, Fumio Obata & Jack Teagle, published by Fanfare Presents, nominated for Best Anthology, Eisner Awards 2016) Bear Canyon (2015) Hourly Comics 2015 Nicholas & Edith (2014) The End (2014) Carry Me (2013) Throw Your Keys Away (2013) The Suitcase (2013, by Blank Slate Books) Hey You! (2013) After We Shot The Grizzly (2012, with The Handsome Family) Cat Island (2012) Lasagne (2011) Silky Wilson (2010) Onion Soup (2010) Oxford Clay (2009-10) and a bunch of mini comics and stuff too profoundly embarrassing to share before that.

If you want to ask questions, discuss commissions or anything else, you can contact him on the contact page. Dan is on most social media as @thingsbydan. Apart from Facebook. Screw Facebook.