David Daneman has a lot to say with his comic series The DaneMen, but it turns out that silence is his strongest storytelling technique.
What is a 'silent comic,' you might ask? Usually, comic strips are defined by their text boxes and thought bubbles which allow you to 'hear' the drawn characters' thoughts and words. The DaneMen, however, gets ideas across with visuals alone. Daneman follows a unique process - he photographs himself, traces the image using a photo editor, and turns the resultant drawing into a cartoon.
It might all sound like a pretty complicated way to make a simple comic, but when you see the lifelike facial expressions Daneman's sketch-self exhibits, you'll wonder why you ever settled for stick figures. The Montreal-based illustrator may be a jack-of-all-trades of sorts, previously studying film at the University of Kansas, graphic design at Vancouver Community College, and teaching English in South Korea, but comics are clearly his true passion. Experience The DaneMen for yourself below!