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.