Dan Collins has been drawing cartoons for a living since he was 23 years old, and drew them for free all the years before that. He's 57 now and true to George Booth's definition of a real cartoonist, he is no longer good for anything else. Except perhaps for playing finger-style guitar, raising orchids in his home and fishing for bass and muskies in the lakes that crowd Delaware County, Ohio.
NobleWorks loves how his cards go from risqué greeting cards, like the Legs in the Air Card, where a girl is asking another girl if she doesn't have a flower vase, to fart jokes, like the Star Trek parody where Sulu Cut the Cheese Card.
Born in Ohio, his family would move to area that was the home of Smucker's Jelly and Bobby Knight. He attended Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art and Design but would not graduate. He went straight into the field of professional cartooning when he signed a contract to be a staff cartoonist for the infamous Hustler Magazine. Dan would continue on contract for 34 years before the internet would help kill his salaried position there. He also has contributed to many other publications over his career such as: Boy's Life, Saturday Evening Post, The National Lampoon, briefly in Mad Magazine and also has published many greeting cards with companies like Nobleworks, American Greetings, Carlton, John Sands Greetings and Marion Heath to name just the largest ones. He did editorial cartoons for the Delaware Gazette from 1996 to 2004 for which he won 10 first place awards for cartooning and illustration by The Ohio Associated Press Society.
He lives with his wife of 35 years in their 100+ year old home. He has two grown children and one granddaughter…that he knows of. He is a perfect addition to our humorous birthday cards and other funny occasion line of cards!
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