Dan Buller started out drawing comics after discovering John Byrne and Chris Claremont’s X-Men in the early 80’s. He was heavily influenced by Heavy Metal comics, specifically the work of Jean Giraud (Moebius), the early films of Hiyao Miyazaki, and science fiction novels and films of all kinds. He took a 25 year hiatus from comics, during which time he became a Canadian pioneer of aesthetic and collaborative graffiti. Dan Buller helped inspire a generation of street artists. Early mural work as one half of the Puzzle Crew set the stage in Ottawa for the emergence of an entire school of street artists focused on innovation, dialogue and community – moving away from the dominant, ego-based form of the art. His work is often characterized by highly resolved portrait studies and he is renowned for his editorial illustration work in Montreal. Forming one-third of Heavyvweight Art Installation he has toured and exhibited paintings internationally. Lately his interests have included large-scale public murals, animation, illustration, and once again, comics.
Portrait credit: Dave Shaw
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