Aside from various art shows in the Baltimore, MD and Saint Petersburg, FL areas, currently Daniel is illustrating Lovecraft with writer Craig Engler as well as working on two sequential projects which he is under NDA not to discuss at this time. Yearly he storyboards for Marvel comics Infinite comics, and he’s recently illustrated Grimm for Dynamite Entertainment – sequentials and covers, and has developed a number of creator-owned projects such as RELAUNCH with Marvel executive Ron Perazza. He co-founded Comic Book Think Tank with Ron, and uses that platform to share ideas and findings on creating comics digitally and the process behind it. He illustrates various book and album covers, and creates hundreds of private commissions and paintings each year.
Daniel Govar majored in Imaging and Digital Art at University of Maryland with a focus and emphasis on interactivity, animation, traditional film, and illustration. Daniel worked for some time at a private school in Baltimore, MD producing enrichment CD-ROMs and Web sites. He was a programmer/animator/project lead over a 3 year period, and produced 3 CD-ROMS (Ancient Greece, A Child’s History of the World, Astronomy Explorer), and an Astronomy web site. in 2000, Daniel and filmmaker Russell Wicks, developed an animated series called Eclipse for the SciFi Channel and later was asked to animate Chi-Chian another series under director/musician Voltaire, once Eclipse wraped it’s first season, helping the series win a coveted Flash Forward award for fan favorite animation. Daniel did concept art/illustration contract work over the next four years for Gaming, Film, & Magazine clients. Daniel has done work for clients such as Nike, MCI, Marriott, the USDA, USA sports teams, Government clients, Simon & Shuster, & Open Road Publishing, to name a few. He co-founded the website ThereAndBackAgain, a Lord of the Rings website dedicated to illustrating all facets of the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, which garnered numerous awards and has been seen in worldwide publications, such as Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide. He has illustrated nearly 15 books, (ie. Seekers of Dreams,From Witch to Wicca, etc.) and In October 2008, Daniel won a contract with DC Comics for his scifi series Azure. Azure continued for two seasons with DC Comics, and is currently available via the comiXology and DC Comics Apps for digital comics, as well as the through the Sony PSP store. Daniel is also a frequent contributor to Project Rooftop, a site which focuses on redesigning superheroes, and won their Aquaman Redesign competition in 2011. Daniel illustrated a guest comic for False Positive a site with Macabre tales of horror, scifi, and suspense – most written and drawn by Mike Walton.
Bits: I have the most amazing boxer named Sandor. I go for runs and hikes, sleep very little, love beer and wine, play video games (not very often at the moment), am a movie whore, draw every single day, and I sculpt ever so often.
Books/Authors: The Song of Ice and Fire Series, Neil Gaiman (All Works), J.R.R. Tolkien (All Works), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series), S.M. Stirling (Dies the Fire series), Temeraire novel series by Naomi Novik, Arthur C. Clarke, Brave New World, Harry Potter Series, Twain, and many MANY more..
Music: MUSE, Florence & the Machine, Radiohead, Pixies, Zero 7, Moloko, Tori Amos, Theivery Corporation, Dead Can Dance/Lisa Gerard, good 80’s stuff, James, Fiona Apple, NIN, Arcade Fire, Hooverphonic, Bjork, Charles Mingus, Florence & the Machine, and many more.
Movies: As I mentioned earlier – I’m a movie whore. Some of my favorites: Bladerunner, Delicatessan, Pacific Rim, Ghost in the Shell I & II, The Abyss, The Lord of the Rings Series, Star Wars Series, Harry Potter Series, Matrix series, Indiana Jones series, Dune (oldest version), 300, Brazil, Life is Beautiful, Step Into Liquid, and many, many more.
Countries Lived-in or Visited: USA (citizen), Canada, Bahamas, Aruba, Denmark, Iceland, United Kingdom.