Dan Jurgens: Comic Book Artistic
Dan Jurgens is an accomplished writer artist who both writes and draws the adventures of the comic book industry’s most legendary characters. His storytelling talents have breathed life into the most noteworthy properties from DC Comics, Marvel Comics and more. Dan has also created numerous characters that have become enduring staples in their fictional universes while stretching to other media as well.
After graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1981, Jurgens' first professional comic work was for DC Comics on Warlord #63. He was hired due to a recommendation of Warlord creator Mike Grell who was deeply impressed by Jurgens' work after being shown his private portfolio at a convention. In 1984, Jurgens was the artist for the Sun Devils limited series (July 1984 - June 1985), with writers Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas. Jurgens would make his debut as a comic book writer with Sun Devils. He began scripting from Conway's plots with #8 and fully took over the writing duties on the title with #10. In 1985, Jurgens created the character Booster Gold,who became a member of the Justice League. His first work on Superman was as penciller for The Adventures of Superman Annual #1 (1987). In 1989, Jurgens began working full-time on the character when he took over the writing/pencilling of the monthly The Adventures of Superman.