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Dan Lawlis
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  • Royal Oak, MI
  • United States
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Detroit area
Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
fantasy illustration
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
I love my Christian faith. It gives my life meaning and direction and there is nothing I enjoy more then expressing my faith through art.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Doing a Christian comic book that changes lives.
Favorite Comic Creators:
John Buscema, Gil Kane, Herg'e, Hayao Miyazaki, Frazetta, Gene Colan

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Storytelling Panel Rule

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 12:36pm 6 Comments

Here's a simple but important rule in story telling. Never stack panels on the left. Doing that will leave the reader confused on which way to go while reading. Anything that creates confusion is a no-no in storytelling. Always make reading your comic easy to follow and a smoothly flowing narrative.…


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:35pm 2 Comments

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

I got this book years ago and it was an immense help. The exercises in it will help you switch into the drawing mode of seeing and measuring with your eye. When you start to see things  like the contour of a line, or negative white space, you start to understand the process of doing accurate drawings and how to reliably repeat that process.

You can buy it on Amazon. I see one in the "used" section for 14…


Doing God's Will in Comics

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 11:36am 4 Comments

Doing God's Will in Comics

"Do as thou whilst, be the whole of the law." This is, of course, the only commandment of satanism, and goes against all we value and hold dear. So, how do we do God's will when creating comics and not our own will, which is wicked by nature? The answer is, we must have the Holy Spirit acting through us. Easier said than done (at least for me), but I'm determined to do my best.

When Stan Lee created Spiderman, it was a reaction from…



Posted on March 10, 2012 at 9:00am 2 Comments

I get a little annoyed when I see young artist starting out, and they show a drawing that they copied of an artist they like to someone else, and the person says, "Oh, you copied it". This can be discouraging, but don't let it. This is how you learn to draw.

No one ever sits down at a piano and starts playing original Mozart quality music. You have to first learn how to play by playing someone else's music, unless you are some kind of phenomenal genius (I'm not). It's…


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At 11:44am on February 16, 2013, Candace Nunn said…

Your Orange Peel 3 comic is a big inspiration to me. I hope to someday draw and write as well as you. :)

At 8:27pm on December 12, 2012, Javier Gonzalez said…

Thanks, Dan for the welcome!

At 12:28pm on January 21, 2012, Dan Lawlis said…

Thanks Brien!!!

At 9:41pm on January 20, 2012, Brien Sparling said…

I know you did Orange Peel over a year and a half ago, but this is the first time I've seen it. Above and beyond your excellent art, the iconic cars and bright colors make Orange Peel as well as eyecatching.

At 12:10pm on July 31, 2011, Phillip Knox said…
dude I love your art bro its amazing. God has really blessed you.
At 6:36pm on June 14, 2011, Jay Johnson said…
Thanks Dan!
At 11:37pm on December 18, 2010, Justin Martin said…

Hello Dan,


I have not checked out the comic changes yet, but I read the articles. I totally agree with you in terms of love being more than a feeling, although by "more than a feeling" I was originally thinking about the cognitive/decision-making aspect of love. It was great to be reminded that love is also a person in the form of God. I also liked the articles on God reappearing, the remaining 96%, and us "finding what we want" in Jesus. Very thought-provoking.


Stay blessed,



At 7:33pm on December 18, 2010, Justin Martin said…

No prob, will do...

At 1:09am on December 16, 2010, Justin Martin said…

Ok cool, sounds good. I actually finished reading it yesterday, but I'll still check out the changes/updates.

At 2:58pm on December 15, 2010, Justin Martin said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request! I look forward to connecting with you and learning more about your projects. I've also started reading "Orange Peel 3." Cool stuff... Peace and blessings,




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