Dan Schoening (also known as Dapper Dan) is an animator and comics penciler based in the city of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

About

Dan began drawing at an early age, finding inspiration in classic Disney films and Saturday morning cartoons. After graduating from animation school in 2000, Dan has worked for companies such as Disney, Pixar, Archie Comics, DC Comics, Upperdeck, AKA Studios, Ape Entertainment and IDW Publishing. He has created art for titles such as Back to the Future, TMNT, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Archie, and most notably, Ghostbusters.

Process

Dan Schoening uses Col-Erase pencils for line work then he finishes art using Photoshop. [1] He does the roughs in blue, scans and prints the roughs in lighter blue, then cleans them up in black pencil. [2] The art goes to Luis Delgado for coloring. Between the two, it takes about 3.5 weeks to complete an issue's worth of art. [3] The first 3-4 days are spent on thumb-nailing upon getting an issue script from Erik Burnham. Schoening usually spends 14 hours on average on each page. [4] He builds his characters and backgrounds separately, then adds them together later on. This allows him more room to play with composition and edit anything more easily. [5]

Related to Ghostbusters

He has done pencils in comic book stories:

He had done covers in the comic books:

He has written the following comics:

Pitches

In March 2009, Dan Schoening and James Eatock started work on a pitch for a 10 issue arc to IDW Comics that took place five months after the first movie. Louis Tully, Dana Barrett, and Walter Peck were set to appear. Plans included not repeating events from the movie, not much of Slimer, and staying grounded in New York City. Four sequential pages were included to illustrate the pitch and the story was titled "The Things I Could Tell You About Ereshkigal." The guys emerged from a bust in downtown involving a Class 7 with six tentacles and shot eye beams only to be interviewed by Cynthia Crawford. The first two issues dealt with Jennifer becoming merged with a female spirit called Ereshkigal. The stories would continue with Riker's Island, Ellis Island, and new characters with shady plans.

They pitched the comic months later. The pitch wasn't green lit because a ten issue series was too risky at the time. Ultimately, Eatock and Schoening did an exclusive story "Guess What's Coming To Dinner?" for the Haunted Holidays trade collection. [10] [11]

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