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Profiled: the life and career of Dan Piraro

Zachary Crockett writing for Pricenomics In an era where breaking stories can be shared in real-time on the Internet, it?s odd to hold a paper that literally contains yesterday?s news ? and comics are no exception: reprints of old Garfield, Peanuts, and Dennis the Menace strips fill the page. The world has moved on, but […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Podcast: Episode 217 ? Dan Piraro

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to Tall Tale Radio and give it a listen. In this episode: The great Dan Piraro, writer and artist of “Bizarro,” one of my all time favorite comics, is here to talk about his recently announced path of riding off into the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 217 ? Dan Piraro

Dan Piraro hits 30 years drawing Bizarro

Dan Piraro has marked the 30th anniversary doing his panel Bizarro. He has a sample of his earliest work on his blog. He writes: My career started 10 years before I owned a computer so my first decade of work was not digitized and I?ve no idea where my early work is in my archival […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Piraro hits 30 years drawing Bizarro

Dan Piraro to host FOX reality TV show Utopia

Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro has announced that he’s been cast as the host of a FOX network reality TV show, Utopia. From his blog: Think about it. I?m at home in my sweatpants working on my cartoon career like I?ve been doing for the past 30 years, a friend asks me if I?d like to […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Steve Breen sings with Bono? Dan Piraro meets Ricky Gervais!

Steve Breen posted the photo below on Facebook with the caption: “Renowned Irish singer and Bono.” In an email, he tells me that the Bono in the photo is an impersonator – a dead-ringer if you ask me. But Dan Piraro, creator of Bizarro, did meet a REAL celebrity. He writes on his blog that […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Dan Piraro, “Back in the old days…”

Entertaining five minute piece where Bizarro creator Dan Piraro recounts the process of creating a comic in the pre-digital era.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Piccolo, Piraro compete on Fistcuff Show

I mentioned earlier that Hilary Price had competed on a improve cartooning show for a gallon of milk – which she won. A couple more notable syndicated cartoonists have now competed on the same show (Fistcuff): Rina Piccolo and Dan Piraro. Rina has photos from the event. The other two cartoonists were New Yorker cartoonists […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Piccolo, Piraro compete on Fistcuff Show

Conversations with Dan Piraro

The Comics Journal has posted a three part interview with Bizarro creator Dan Piraro. When asked if he’s considered ending Bizarro and turning to fine art, Dan replied: In 21st century United States, you certainly cannot complain if you?re making a living as an artist ? period. You just can?t. It?s like complaining that you […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Dan Piraro

Bizarro creator Dan Piraro is one of those cartoonists that have stage comedian timing and material. It’s not a big stretch to know he does have a one man comedy show. The following are my notes (first blasted as tweets, now cleaned up and expanded for the blog) from his presentation, “My life as a […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Dan Piraro

Cartoonist’s Cartoonists: Dan Piraro

Dan’s website Dan’s blog Follow Dan on Twitter Find Bizarro books at Amazon News Coverage Download his Bizarro app from the App Store With the return of the Cartoonist’s Cartoonists feature, I could think of no better person to kick it off than this year’s National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: 4 Comments

Dan Piraro interviewed by Hogan’s Alley

Regarding Bizarro creator Dan Piraro, Tom Heintjes writes, Creatively restive, Piraro also produces fine art, some of which uses the Catholic imagery that he was exposed to at parochial school. Yet after 17 years of deadline-mandated creativity, Piraro has refused to coast or repeat himself, and his peers in the National Cartoonists Society have acknowledged […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Piraro interviewed by Hogan’s Alley

Dan Piraro wins 2010 NCS Cartoonist of the Year

The 2010 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year has been awarded to Bizarro creator Dan Piraro. Dan’s panel Bizarro has been in syndication since 1986. He has been a nominee for the big prize several times before. In fact, when the list of nominees leaked this year, I asked Dan for a response. […]

Posted on: May 29, 2010,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Television, Comments: 23 Comments

Pastis, Piraro, Thompson nominated for Reuben Award (UPDATED)

I’ve got confirmation that Stephen Pastis, Dan Piraro, and Richard Thompson have been nominated for this year’s Reuben Award For Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees are selected by a secret ballot from the members of the National Cartoonists Society. Both Stephan and Dan were nominated last year for the award (Dave Coverly took […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Reuben, Comments: 10 Comments

Dan Piraro launches iPhone app

Dan Piraro has launched an iPhone app for his comic Bizarro. The app takes advantage of the subscription capabilities of the app store to charge $1.99 a year. With the Bizarro app, a NEW COMIC is added EVERY DAY! (The same comic that appears in newspapers.) PLUS, at any given time there is a YEAR’S […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Comments: 1 Comment

Dan Piraro paneling discussion on Western and Native portrayals in comics

Bizarro creator Dan Piraro will be featured along with writer John Ostrander (Batman, Star Wars, Wolverine, The Kents, Apache Skies) in a panel discussion entitled “Western and Native Portrayals in Comics” in Indianapolis, IN on January 24th at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Dan was invited because of his frequent use […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Piraro paneling discussion on Western and Native portrayals in comics