Danny Hellman has been making art for publication since 1988, and has worked for a wide variety of clients, including TIME, NEWSWEEK, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, FORTUNE, FORBES, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FHM, GUITAR WORLD, NEW YORK PRESS, and countless others. See more at: www.dannyhellman.com
Hellman was born on August 2nd, 1964, and was raised in Jackson
Heights, Queens. Hellman graduated from Manhattan's High School of Art
& Design in 1982, and took figure drawing classes at the Art
Students League in subsequent years. During the mid-1980s, while
struggling to earn a living as a bike messenger, Hellman drew gig
posters for the band Floor Kiss, which he also pasted throughout Lower
Manhattan late at night. In the Summer of 1988, Hellman stuffed a stack
of these posters into a portfolio and found his way into the offices of
the notorious Screw Magazine.
(the first publication to buy Hellman's drawings) was soon followed by
New York Press, the Village Voice, Guitar World, and others. By the mid-90s, Hellman had become a widely-published illustrator whose
distinctive style was a favorite of art directors and readers alike.
Beyond his illustration work, Hellman has drawn comic strips for DC Comics, Fantagraphics, Last Gasp,
and other publishers. Presently, Hellman lives in Brooklyn, NY with his
wife and daughter.