Artdude2002
Married.
Employed.
Mortgaged.
Stressed.
In short, I'm a typical guy.

I draw, paint, and spend as much time under the stars with my telescope as possible.
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    Jay Bradley
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Happy Friday, everybody.

Despite the persistent inquiries of Detective Nichols, Danielle has gone to the federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. True to her word, Danielle has teleported into the maximum security block, searching for the scent of James Selvaggio’s blood, which she placed on the letter to Johnny Taglia.

Whenever Danielle teleports, her destination always looks out of focus for a a couple seconds before snapping into sharp focus. Danielle is in an ethereal form, so she is all but invisible to any onlooker. At best, she would look like a thin wisp of smoke. I’ve used some artistic license so we can see her. As for the red lighting, that’s just how things look to Danielle when she is in full vamp mode.

It’s late at night and Johnny Taglia is about to get a wakeup call like he’s never had before.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Saturday, everybody. Sorry this page is a day late.

James Selvaggio’s letter, written with a little influence from Danielle, has finally been delivered to Johnny Taglia. He doesn’t appear to be very happy with what he’s reading.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. I can’t believe the year is half over. This first six months flew by. I hope you all have been able to enjoy this summer so far. Here in Indiana, we have been having more than our share of rain, today being no exception. At least the forecast for tomorrow is a bit drier.

Danielle must have been doing some thinking after her conversation with Detective Nichols. With him nosing around and keeping an eye on her, Danielle is going to have to be extra careful. The question is, why didn’t the detective lose all recollection of the night he was bitten? He remembers Danielle saying she was a vampire, but does he believe it? Will he eventually remember everything? These are enough questions to keep any vampire awake at night.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody.

Danielle’s day is turning out to be more and more unpleasant. Detective Nichols is starting to ask questions Danielle would rather be left alone. Dani is less than happy.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. No comic this week. I’ve been working on a couple freelance projects. I was able to squeeze in a quick filler. Danielle looks good in blue jeans, but I’m not sure her expression makes her look very approachable.

I hope to be able to have a new page in a couple weeks. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. Another week has come and gone. Here in the USA, we are gearing up for Memorial Day Weekend. While people start thinking about kicking off the summer season with cookouts and fun at the beach, we also take time to remember the members of our military who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Detective Nichols is pressing Danielle in his attempt to solve the mystery that surrounds her. Just how close to the truth will he get?

Have a great and safe weekend and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. Danielle is probably sorry she ever met Detective Nichols. He is definitely making her life a bit difficult. Danielle has plans for a certain mobster and the attention of a police detective is the last thing she needs.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
I know this page is two days late. I was going to post it on Friday, but I decided I wasn’t happy with four of the panels. I always pick my own work to pieces, but I just couldn’t let this page go without reworking it. I’m happier with the page now. The second panel was the only one I didn’t rework.

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. In the morning, a new work week begins. Oh well. Gotta pay the bills.

Thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. I hope everyone has had a good week. I took a week of vacation to bask in the joys of home ownership. Translation - my wife and I are painting kitchen and dining room. Well, at least we have started the project. I’ve had to repair two areas of drywall in the kitchen ceiling. Apparently, there were some recessed lights in the kitchen that were removed by the previous owners. The patch job they did was less than spectacular, so I decided to fix them. Everything is patched, the drywall compound is ready for sanding and priming and painting can begin. Those home improvement shows on TV always make it look like these things can be done in a few minutes. Wrong. Still, my wife and I are happy with the progress, and we will have a brighter looking kitchen and dining room when we are done. Yeah, done. Just in time for all the outdoor work that comes with warm weather. Like I said, the joys of home ownership.

Anyway, it’s Friday. Time for another look at what Danielle is up to. Thanks for reading.
Happy Friday, everybody. I don’t have a new page to upload this week. I have purchased a Cintiq 13HD tablet and I’m trying to get the hang of it. I really like being able to draw directly on the screen, but it is showing me just how out of practice I am with pen and ink. For years, I have been drawing with a mouse using Adobe Illustrator and that has gotten me used to a disconnected sense of eye-hand coordination. Despite what Wacom says about how their non-glare glass being very close to the feel of drawing on paper, I am, after more than a week, just now getting used to the experience.

I don’t think I will abandon Illustrator for Photoshop, but I will be using both applications together much more than I have in the past. With that in mind, Danielle Dark will be getting a slightly different look in the coming months. It may take me a while to settle on a technique.

I’ve done quite a few experiments, but this image is my favorite, so far. I hope you like it.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody, and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, too. I didn’t have anything of the appropriate color to wear today, so I put a green Sharpie in my shirt pocket. Problem solved.

Danielle has left the coffee shop in a huff. Detective Nichols probably isn’t the person she wanted to run into. It just isn’t her day.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. I don’t know about you, but I am glad to see February behind us. The first day of March seems like a major step from winter toward spring.

Danielle continues to be faced with unpleasant truths, and she is none too pleased with this. Like they say, the truth hurts.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. I can’t believe how nice the weather is here in Indiana today. The forecast is for sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s this weekend, and I’m loving it. Things will turn cold, again. Winter isn’t over yet.

Danielle is getting a cold slap of reality from Talia’s Aunt Maude. And she doesn’t like it one bit. Like they say - the truth hurts.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. I hope you have had a good week. I’ve been busy getting three trade shows underway. As of this writing, one has already happened and is in the history books. The other two are still in the prepping stages. My responsibilities involve all the physical preparations of the exhibits and making sure everything arrives at the show sites on time. Depending on the size of the exhibit and the show, this can be quite a task. Still, I get a lot of satisfaction when everything comes together.

Danielle is definitely in a nasty frame of mind, and is in no mood for Talia’s nurturing gestures. True to her vampiric nature, Danielle can be very cold and menacing. Just how far will this go?

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. It is great to be back. I decided to take a little extra time from the comic over the holidays. In that time, I worked on some other art projects and experimented with some drawing styles. It was a lot of fun.

Talia has found Danielle in her bathroom after returning from James Selvaggio’s law office in Chicago. And as you can see, Danielle is still in full vampire mode. Talia knows enough to give her friend plenty of space at times like these.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. This page is a simple filler that pays homage to the pinups from the 1940s. It is loosely based on a Christmas themed pinup featuring the legendary Bettie Page. I would like to have spent more time on this, but it has been a busy time around here. I’ll be glad when the holidays are past so I can get back to a normal schedule.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ll see you again in 2017. As always, thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody.

Dani has returned to the coffee shop after her visit to Chicago. From the look on her face, Danielle isn’t in much of a mood for conversation. Talia is well aware of Danielle’s mood swings. She can also see Dani’s aura and the tale it tells is not good. Talia will want to see what her vampire friend has been up to, but a direct approach could be very hazardous.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Saturday, everybody. I apologize for this page being a day late, but I’ve had a lot on my plate. Last evening, my family got together to celebrate my mom’s 89th birthday. She is in great health and doing very well for a lady her age. I am thankful she is still a part of our lives.

I have another reason to be thankful. A few weeks ago, I had a bit of a health scare. A routine physical and blood work detected irregularities with my prostate gland. Since my late father had prostate cancer, my doctor recommended a biopsy. On Wednesday, I was told there was no cancer. While I know prostate cancer is treatable and the survival rate is very high, I was still relieved at the good news.

Perhaps I shouldn’t have bothered you with this, but sometimes we tend to take things for granted. With the holidays fast approaching, this turn of events has made me a bit introspective. I need to open my eyes a bit more to the world around me. There are many things that leave a lot to be desired, but there is just enough good things to make life worth while. I’m going to try to be more focused on the little things that bring me joy.

Okay, maudlin spiel ended. Have a great weekend, a wonderful Thanksgiving,. Spend some time with friends and family. And as always, thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. I can’t believe it is November already. The holidays are right around the corner, and I’m looking forward to some Thanksgiving turkey.

Danielle has already had a bite to eat, and she is about to throw the scraps to the dogs. When she vamps out, Dani can be a very mean lady.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.
Happy Friday, everybody. It has been a long week, and I’m really tired. As soon as I post this, I’m hitting the rack.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Danielle Dark.