An interview series featuring notable people within the pen, art, and design worlds. Now a highly sought-after director and storyboard artist, Dan Fraga first entered into the scene honing his talents as a comic book artist. Join us as we take a look into his creative mind.
Please tell us about yourself and what you do.
My name is Dan Fraga. I am a director, sequence designer, doodler, and former comic book artist from Southern California. I write with pictures. I feel that everyday is an opportunity to better yourself and enrich other's lives around you.
The kind of work I do varies from project to project. In a nutshell, I'm hired for my imagination and ability to meet clients' needs. Those needs range from simple keyframe illustrations, sequence design all the way up to directing full seasons of television shows. The most recent show being The Ricky Gervais Show for HBO and sequence design for Hershey's commercials.
In my free time, (which is usually sitting on the couch with my wife, after the kids are in bed) I love to do what I call "couch doodles". They're sort of a combination of practice and mental unloading. It's a lot of fun and very gratifying.
New Products: Monteverde M1 Ballpoint Pen + Stylus, Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils, and Pilot Cocoon Fountain Pens!
January 30, 2013 - Posted by David to Announcements
New products are in!
Here’s another addition into our family of carbon fiber pens. The Monteverde M1 Carbon Fiber Ballpoint Pen + Stylus is a compact, dual threat of ballpoint and capacitive stylus. Suave and modern, the M1 has a black carbon fiber body that discreetly draws attention. With a simple flip, the ballpoint pen turns into a highly responsive stylus to continue your work flow onto your smartphone or tablet. Measuring only 4.2 inches, the stealthy M1 also comes with a protective sheath for easy storage in pocket or bag. The pen accepts D1 size refills if you’re into mixing things up. Increase your productivity with the intriguing and stylish Monteverde M1.
In our eyedropper conversion article, we converted a Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen into an eyedropper pen in six easy steps. With the ink capacity more than tripled, the Petit1 can meet the demands of even the most voracious daily writer. Here's your chance to do the same! We're giving away an eyedropper conversion kit, which consists of the following items: