art by Tim Fischer

Dara Naraghi is a lifelong fan of comic books and sequential art. He grew up in Iran, devouring The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, plus a smattering of other European comics and American superhero books. His love affair with comics was solidified after moving to the States and discovering comic book spinner racks, and subsequently, comic book shops.

Dara’s debut graphic novel Lifelike, a collection of slice-of-life vignettes, garnered many positive reviews from the likes of award-winning novelist Cory Doctorow, and cartoonists Sam Kieth and Derf. His latest graphic novel, Persia Blues (NBM), has been praised by Publishers Weekly and the Midwest Book Review, and has been nominated for the “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” award by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). His other notable works include the Terminator Salvation official movie prequel (IDW, a New York Times Best Seller), The Absurd Adventures of Archibald Aardvark (Image Comics), Ghostbusters: Tainted Love (IDW), and Witch & Wizard: Battle for Shadowland (IDW, a New York Times Best Seller).

Dara is also a founding member of the Columbus, Ohio-based comic book writers/artists collective known as PANEL. To date, he has contributed stories to, and helped produce, 20 volumes of their comics anthology. You can check out the PANEL books and blog at the Ferret Press site.

Dara lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, daughter, and the world’s coolest hound dog and craziest corgi.

art by members of the PANEL collective - left to right, top to bottom: Steve Black, Andy Bennett, Tim McClurg, Tom Williams, Tim Fischer, Tony Goins, Matt Kish, Craig Bogart, Brent Bowman

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