Based in Santa Barbara, California, Daniel Sulzberg’s work is infused with the easy-going creativity that his home state is famous for. It’s colourful and fun, welcoming and sometimes a bit zany. The characters effortlessly jump to life in his illustrations.
Growing up in a town called Danville, he was always Dan from Danville. After initially trying to emulate his older brother, who was a fine artist, Dan later discovered cartoons, comics and Nintendo games. Soon, he had invented Danvillage, a place for all his whimsical characters to inhabit. It’s become the moniker he works under as an illustrator. A graduate of UCLA’s design programme, Dan’s favourite artists include Dali, Murakami and Miyazaki.