Freelance Commercial Artist
“It is important to help people feel good and when I make something that brightens up someone’s day, it’s one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.”
– Dana S. Owens (DanaToon)
PAINTINGS ON VARIOUS CANVAS
DESIGNS & MURALS
OTHER COOL STUFF
VARIOUS OTHER THINGS I DO
Being an "ARTtrepreneur" you have you apply your skills in many different facets.
Fun Animated GIFs & Stickers
DanaToon has a GIPHY page where he creates fun animated GIFs and Stickers for various businesses and musicians. If interested in a custom GIF or sticker for your business or brand pleasecontact DANATOON.
T-SHIRTS & PRINTS
Many of DANATOON's paintings and designs can be purchased at the TEESPRING site. If interested in art prints and designs please click the link below.
Fun Book Illustrated by DANATOON
Written by RHONDA ROSENHECK and illustrated by DANATOON this little book is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and some CHUTZPA in your YOGA. To purchase the book click the link below.
Caricatures in a Cartoon
Not only does DANATOON draw caricatures but he can also take those toons and place them in a scene. You provide the pics of people and describe a scene you'd like them drawn in and DANATOON does the rest. Click the link to see all of his past CARICATOONS.
User Submitted Webcomic
After many rejections from national syndicates, DANATOON decided to start his own webcomic SMALLBANY. Users submit ideas for funny cartoons regarding Albany NY and the surrounding areas, and DANATOON draws it. Click the link to check out SMALLBANYTOONS.
THE MACHINE A
Art Studio COOP
In the Summer of 2013 DANATOON founded a small COOP with 5 other artists in which we collaborated to bring art and events to the Lark St, Albany community. In the 2 1/2 years of operation we made an impact in our area including several news appearances and periodical front pagers.
Polar Bear & Penguin documents the conversations of 2 animals stuck on an iceberg with a bong. Because of the disastrous effects humans have had on the planet its clear that these two animals are dealing with the repercussions. To watch PB&P click the link below.
& NEWS SPOTS
CBS8 San Diego News: Zevely Zone: San Diego News Story:
THERE San Diego Blog: PB MURAL Article:
Spotlight News Story: Artist Profile:
International Jewish News (Denver):
Saratogian Yiddische Yoga Article:
Times Union Magazine:
Albany Barn Blurb Saratogian:
Albany Barn WMHT AHA Clip:
Albany Barn YNN Story:
SUNY Alumni Magazine:
Esperanto's Mural Gazette Photo:
WTEN Ghetto Chopper:
Syracuse.com Article Ghetto Chopper:
Times Union Ghetto Chopper Article:
Ghetto Copper Blog:
Ghetto Chopper Paul Rapp Blog:
Ghetto Chopper XJock Albany Blog:
Ghetto Chopper Reddit Blog:
Bother Nation Blog Interview:
DanaToon Documentary by Ken McBain:
DanaToon Art Doc:
Saratogian Home Town Faces Article:
Freelance Commercial Artist/Illustrator/Graphic Design
I go by “DanaToon” for 2 specific reasons. The 1st being that I am a cartoonist by nature, which is apparent in my work, and 2ndly, because I incorporate humor in everything I create. Ever since I was a child, I was always told that I have a very unique outlook on life. Having been raised in an ethnically diverse family, I’ve been exposed to different cultures and have managed to gain an interesting perspective on lots of things.
Observing and creating are the two main forces that drive my work. The cartoonist in me wants to comment on what I see and feel. The artist within that cartoonist wants to convey that message into an energetic, whimsical, and fun piece of art. My work is a reflection of my personality and sense of humor. I take life as it comes and understand that although there may be some hardships, it’s how we handle them that makes us who we are. My sense of humor has seen me thru some dark times.
I am a very sincere artist. Which is why humor is so crucial to my art. I want people to forget all their woes when looking at my creations. It is important to help people feel good and when I make something that brightens up someone’s day, it’s one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.
-Dana S. Owens (DanaToon)
"Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it"