My name is Daniel J. Hogan (the J is short for Pretentious) and I live in Lansing, Michigan. Someone has to, right? I’m a writer and cartoonist, with experience in a variety of creative fields, some of which are marketable.
If you want to read my latest writing or comic, head over to clattertron.com, as the humbly named danieljhogan.com is now a portfolio website. The best way to say updated is to subscribe to my weekly Clattertron Newsletter (you can also use the sign up box in right sidebar).
NEXT APPEARANCE – Grand Rapids Comic Con (Table E-9) October 16 – 18, 2015.
CARTOONING – I draw the comic strip Clattertron, which I began in 2012. Since then, I draw and publish a new comic strip once a week and never missed an update.
I used to draw the comics on paper, but these days I make all of my comics digitally using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Manga Studio. I sell original watercolor cartoons through my Etsy shop, while other items like t-shirts and prints are available through my Society6 shop.
I’m currently open to art commissions. Contact me for rates.
FREELANCE WRITING – If you are looking for a freelance writer, please view my writing samples. I write articles, audio script, blogs, content/copy, feature articles, fiction, and reviews of all kinds. If you are looking for writing with a humorous angle, I’m your guy. Contact me for rates.
SPEAKING AND TEACHING – I am an experienced public speaker, with many lectures, presentations, and panel talks under my belt. Subjects include: blogging, creativity, film, humor, podcasting, productivity, self-publishing, writing, and using WordPress to name just a few.
For three semesters, I taught adult education classes on blogging and WordPress, for the Michigan State University Alumni Association Evening College. I am available for one-on-one tutoring and workshops. Contact me for rates.
I also performed a few sets of stand-up comedy around the Lansing area. In college, I was part of an improv comedy group, as well as a campus radio station DJ.
My other speaking experience includes co-hosting a weekly talk show podcast for a couple of years, called Ginger and the Geek. In addition to co-hosting, I wrote our comedy sketches, helped set-up weekly guests, edited audio, and ran the website.
NOVELS – I am the author of the fantasy-comedy novel, The Magic of Eyri, which I self-published in 2007. You can order a copy on Amazon, Lulu (also available as an eBook) or iTunes Books. There is also a podcast version–53 free episodes! I have a Goodreads Author Profile and an Amazon Author Profile if you are into that kind of thing.
In 2013, I finished the final draft of a new fantasy novel (about 87 thousand words), and I am shopping it to agents. It is best summed up as a mixture of adventure, fantasy elements, humor, and spaghetti Western films.
In 2014, I starting writing the first draft of a new humorous science fiction novel, which takes place at an abandoned theme park in a post apocalyptic future.