Dani’s main influences and inspirations come from weird and horror fiction written by H. P. Lovecraft and William H.ope Hodgson, Ridley Scott movies, japanese horror films and Clive Barker’s works (the latter about which we’ll come to in a few minutes.
His love for horror culture started before his painting career, making him quickly develop his signature style: high contrast paintings with bright and strong dark colors, curved strokes and shadows, and a particular attention to his characters’ gaze and expression.
As a comic book artist Dani worked for Image Comics (FADE TO BLACK, written by Jeff Mariotte), BOOM! Studios, (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary), Titan Comics (Darksouls), IDW Publishing (The Crow: Memento Mori, written by Micol Beltramini), Seraphim INC. (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Anthology volumes 1 and 2, both covers and interior art).
In 2014 Dani worked with worldwide bestselling author Joe R. Lansdale, on the Graphic Novel I TELL YOU IT’S LOVE for Short, Scary Tales Publications and his work has been included in books by Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell and he provided the art for Graphic Novels working with authors like Clive Barker, Marcello Fois and others.