Met Michelle thru Match.com, and we’ve been married for four years. We have one son, Carter, age 1½.
West Akron, Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights
Education after MHS:
Two Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from The University of Akron
Cartoonist at American Greetings since 1996. A slew of crappy jobs before that...
Interesting things you’ve done since high school:
Met the artist Frank Frazetta
Strangest thing you’ve done since high school:
I competed in the Teenage Mr. Akron in 1986
Hawaii, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Current Hobbies / Activities:
Cartooning, collecting old comic strips and Comic Books
Favorite Manchester teachers, and why:
Mr. Armenti . . . passionate
Mr. Petraitis . . . extremely kind
Favorite subject at MHS:
Least favorite subject at MHS:
Chemistry . . . every time I turned around Gary Arnold had put my pencil in a test tube full of chemicals.
Favorite Manchester memories:
Graduation night with my friends
Least favorite memories from school, if any:
Graduating and never seeing all those great people after knowing them for 13 years.
Thoughts about attending Manchester schools, in general:
Small-town feeling without being a small town in the middle of nowhere.
What sports, if any, did you play at MHS?
Football, Track and Field
Other H.S. activities / clubs you enjoyed:
Art Club, Key Club
Which H.S. reunions have you attended? Any favorite memories?
5-Year Reunion. Nothing had changed . . . most of us were still in college!?!
Did you have any favorite high school “hangouts?”
McDonalds . . . not too many choices in Manchester!
Favorite music from your H.S. era, and current favorite:
Van Halen, U2, Huey Lewis and the News . . . my wife still makes fun of me for that one.
Favorite TV shows:
(then) Sheriff Lobo
(now) Battlestar Galactica
(then) Rambo 3, Rocky 3
(now) 40 Year Old Virgin, Amelie, Life is Beautiful
Biggest Pet Peeve since your graduation:
No one contacted me for my 20 year reunion!
“My old friends would be surprised to know…”
I'm actually making a living drawing cartoons about farting and burping (big sellers in the greeting card world).
If you could re-do or change one thing, what might that be…?
I would have studied art right out of high school at a reputable art school.
Do you still have family living in Manchester?
My parents still live there. I’m back in town about six or seven times a year.McDonalds . . . not too many choices in Manchester!
Old friends can contact Dan by email at: email@example.com