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Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson - Editor

Seattle, WA

Editor, copyeditor, proofreader. Experience with award-winning graphic novels, poetry, translated works, and non-native English writers.

Overview

Reviews (3)

In the last 5 years I've been involved as both an editor and writer of poetry anthologies, zines, comics and graphic novels, fictional prose, non-fiction, guided meditation, and web copy/blogs. A good deal of my editing work has involved translated material or writing from authors whose first language is other than English, and with all of my work I place an emphasis on creating a natural flow of ideas and grammar while never deviating from the author's voice.

I also have a strong connection with comics, from a lifetime of reading and appreciating the medium's unique literary merits to providing editorial assistance for over a year with Fantagraphics Books, publisher of best selling, award winning graphic novels and comics non-fiction.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Poetry Science Fiction Short Story
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Comics (non fiction) Health & wellbeing Music New Age Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Editorial Assistant

Fantagraphics Books Inc.
January, 2014 – February, 2015 (about 1 year)

One of the most critically acclaimed publishers in comics history, Fantagraphics has long been a champion of the comics form devoted to printing challenging contemporary works and historically important graphic novels.

Freelance Work

Written by Daniel
March, 2013 – Present (about 4 years)

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America

Bill Schelly

This biography reveals the true story of Mad creator Harvey Kurtzman―the man who revolutionized humor in America; it features new interviews with his colleagues Hugh Hefner, Robert Crumb, and others. Harvey Kurtzman created Mad, and Mad revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad, one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century... read more

This biography reveals the true story of Mad creator Harvey Kurtzman―the man who revolutionized humor in America; it features new interviews with his colleagues Hugh Hefner, Robert Crumb, and others. Harvey Kurtzman created Mad, and Mad revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad, one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century... read more

Wandering Son: Volume Seven (Vol. 7) (Wandering Son)

Shimura Takako

In this sensitive manga series about transgendered preteens, the boy who wants to be a girl deals with acne, and is scouted for the school’s theater club along with Chiba-san. Shimura Takako’s groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, and beloved Wandering Son continues to explore gender identity among its cast of middle school students in our 7th volume. Nitori-kun gets his first signs of acne. T... read more

In this sensitive manga series about transgendered preteens, the boy who wants to be a girl deals with acne, and is scouted for the school’s theater club along with Chiba-san. Shimura Takako’s groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, and beloved Wandering Son continues to explore gender identity among its cast of middle school students in our 7th volume. Nitori-kun gets his first signs of acne. T... read more

Wandering Son Vol. 8 (Vol. 8) (Wandering Son)

Shimura Takako

In the latest volume of this realistic manga about transgender students, our protagonists experiment sartorially. Curiosity and transphobia collide in the latest volume of Fantagraphics’ critically acclaimed manga about a boy who wants to be a girl, and a girl who wants to be a boy. In Volume 8, Nitori-kun, a boy who wants to be a girl, explores kissing with girlfriend Anna-chan; and Yoshino-s... read more

In the latest volume of this realistic manga about transgender students, our protagonists experiment sartorially. Curiosity and transphobia collide in the latest volume of Fantagraphics’ critically acclaimed manga about a boy who wants to be a girl, and a girl who wants to be a boy. In Volume 8, Nitori-kun, a boy who wants to be a girl, explores kissing with girlfriend Anna-chan; and Yoshino-s... read more

Foolbert Funnies: Histories and Other Fictions

Frank Stack

This book collects the "best of" Frank Stack, who was one of the first underground cartoonists, and the artist behind Harvey Pekar’s award-winning graphic novel My Cancer Year. “Cult” cartoonist Frank Stack is best known as the artist behind Harvey Pekar’s award-winning graphic novel, My Cancer Year (his art was featured in the American Splendor film), and as the creator of the first undergrou... read more

This book collects the "best of" Frank Stack, who was one of the first underground cartoonists, and the artist behind Harvey Pekar’s award-winning graphic novel My Cancer Year. “Cult” cartoonist Frank Stack is best known as the artist behind Harvey Pekar’s award-winning graphic novel, My Cancer Year (his art was featured in the American Splendor film), and as the creator of the first undergrou... read more

The Complete Zap Comix Boxed Set

R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams, Victor Moscoso, Paul Mavrides, Rick Griffin

This is a more-than-complete collection (it includes the unpublished 17th issue!) of the quintessential underground comic book.There scarcely was an underground comics world before Robert Crumb’s classic solo first issue ofZap. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln... read more

This is a more-than-complete collection (it includes the unpublished 17th issue!) of the quintessential underground comic book.There scarcely was an underground comics world before Robert Crumb’s classic solo first issue ofZap. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln... read more

Vapor

Max

Seeking an ascetic life in the desert away from today's noisy and noisome world, Nick is seduced by the spectacular and mesmerizing spectacle of the procession of the Queen of Saba. A fantasia of delightful philosophical mind games.

Seeking an ascetic life in the desert away from today's noisy and noisome world, Nick is seduced by the spectacular and mesmerizing spectacle of the procession of the Queen of Saba. A fantasia of delightful philosophical mind games.

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (The Complete Peanuts)

Charles M. Schulz

Charlie Brown hits a home run and Linus tries to get Snoopy a Supreme Court seat in the 22nd volume (’93-’94) of The Complete Peanuts. Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will be surprised by revisiting Schulz’s last decade of work. Schulz’s cartooning has never been more expressive, and his sense of humor never more unencumbered by formula or tradition. In one sequence, the gang waits… and wait... read more

Charlie Brown hits a home run and Linus tries to get Snoopy a Supreme Court seat in the 22nd volume (’93-’94) of The Complete Peanuts. Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will be surprised by revisiting Schulz’s last decade of work. Schulz’s cartooning has never been more expressive, and his sense of humor never more unencumbered by formula or tradition. In one sequence, the gang waits… and wait... read more

Film Noir 101: The 101 Best Film Noir Posters From The 1940s-1950s

Mark Fertig

This art book collects film noir posters and critical commentary, with a foreword by Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist). Collecting 101 noir movie posters of, arguably, the greatest noir films ever made (including classics The Maltese Falcon, Laura, and Double Indemnity). Reproduced in a stunningly designed, over-sized format that shows off th... read more

This art book collects film noir posters and critical commentary, with a foreword by Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist). Collecting 101 noir movie posters of, arguably, the greatest noir films ever made (including classics The Maltese Falcon, Laura, and Double Indemnity). Reproduced in a stunningly designed, over-sized format that shows off th... read more

Pirates In The Heartland: The Mythology Of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 1

S. Clay Wilson

This is a biography of a legendary underground cartoonist (contemporary and collaborator with Robert Crumb), most famous for his Checkered Demon character. The is the definitive account of the boldest and most audacious of the legendary underground cartoonists: the taboo busting, eyeball blistering S. Clay Wilson. This first volume contains all of his underground comic stories from Zap Comix, ... read more

This is a biography of a legendary underground cartoonist (contemporary and collaborator with Robert Crumb), most famous for his Checkered Demon character. The is the definitive account of the boldest and most audacious of the legendary underground cartoonists: the taboo busting, eyeball blistering S. Clay Wilson. This first volume contains all of his underground comic stories from Zap Comix, ... read more

Demons And Angels: The Mythology Of S. Clay Wilson, Volume 2 (Vol. 2)

S. Clay Wilson

Artist S. Clay Wilson adapts to the post-underground art world in this second volume of a three-part complete comics collection / retrospective. As the Age of Aquarius morphed into Discomania and Reaganomics, pioneering underground cartoonist S. Clay Wilson discovered a new generation of punks and misfits in America and abroad who appreciated his point of view. He found new outlets for his art... read more

Artist S. Clay Wilson adapts to the post-underground art world in this second volume of a three-part complete comics collection / retrospective. As the Age of Aquarius morphed into Discomania and Reaganomics, pioneering underground cartoonist S. Clay Wilson discovered a new generation of punks and misfits in America and abroad who appreciated his point of view. He found new outlets for his art... read more

Collected Poems

Alexander Theroux

This is a collection of the National Book Award-nominated author’s poems: sonnets, odes, ballads, and more. The publication of Alexander Theroux’s Collected Poems, a gathering of more than 660 poems, an astonishing creative output, will be among the major literary events of the year. Here is a full cornucopia of sonnets, odes, ballads, free verse, triolets, pure, satires, narratives, dramatic ... read more

This is a collection of the National Book Award-nominated author’s poems: sonnets, odes, ballads, and more. The publication of Alexander Theroux’s Collected Poems, a gathering of more than 660 poems, an astonishing creative output, will be among the major literary events of the year. Here is a full cornucopia of sonnets, odes, ballads, free verse, triolets, pure, satires, narratives, dramatic ... read more

The Comics Journal Library Volume 9: Zap - The Interviews

In-depth, career-spanning interviews with the cartoonists ― Crumb, Shelton, and more ― who forever altered the course of American comics with their anthology title, Zap Comix. The definitive Comics Journal interviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix, featuring: Supreme 1960s counterculture/underground artist Robert Crumb on how acid unleashed a flood of Zap characters from his unconscious... read more

In-depth, career-spanning interviews with the cartoonists ― Crumb, Shelton, and more ― who forever altered the course of American comics with their anthology title, Zap Comix. The definitive Comics Journal interviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix, featuring: Supreme 1960s counterculture/underground artist Robert Crumb on how acid unleashed a flood of Zap characters from his unconscious... read more

The Eternaut

Héctor Germán Oesterheld, Francisco Solano Lopez

Fantagraphics will publish, for the first time in English, this seminal Argentinian science fiction graphic novel whose main character is still viewed as a symbol of resistance in Latin America. This originally appeared as weekly installments from 1957-59. Juan Salvo, the inimitable protagonist, along with his friend Professor Favalli and the tenacious metal-worker Franco, face what appears to... read more

Fantagraphics will publish, for the first time in English, this seminal Argentinian science fiction graphic novel whose main character is still viewed as a symbol of resistance in Latin America. This originally appeared as weekly installments from 1957-59. Juan Salvo, the inimitable protagonist, along with his friend Professor Favalli and the tenacious metal-worker Franco, face what appears to... read more

Strong Hearts Are Mandatory: Heart Of Glass (Volume 1)

Teelia Pelletier

Strong Hearts Are Mandatory is a series centering in an animal-dominated land known as Media. All of the land’s residents are gifted with intelligence, and a few even with the forbidden practice of magic. Within the contents of Heart of Glass, we follow the perspective of the main hero, a little noble cat known as the Radio Star. Radio is chosen to collect the fragments of a crystal heart left... read more

Strong Hearts Are Mandatory is a series centering in an animal-dominated land known as Media. All of the land’s residents are gifted with intelligence, and a few even with the forbidden practice of magic. Within the contents of Heart of Glass, we follow the perspective of the main hero, a little noble cat known as the Radio Star. Radio is chosen to collect the fragments of a crystal heart left... read more

Overcoming Stuttering My Story: Five Steps to Speaking Fluently

Damir Pervan

This is my true story about overcoming stuttering. In this book, I am writing about the strategies that I am still using today to increase my fluency. The book is structured in the way that I first give my personal story and then I elaborate on the strategy and the lesson from that story. At the end, I am sharing my 5 ways to speaking fluently. The book is full of interesting exercises and act... read more

This is my true story about overcoming stuttering. In this book, I am writing about the strategies that I am still using today to increase my fluency. The book is structured in the way that I first give my personal story and then I elaborate on the strategy and the lesson from that story. At the end, I am sharing my 5 ways to speaking fluently. The book is full of interesting exercises and act... read more

BL!NK (Hadron Damnation Book 1)

Mark Lingane

WeAreComingToKillYou. For four hundred years, the human race has been hiding, defending, surviving against an unknown alien attack, using weapons known as rippers and smashers.Except they are not weapons, they are children—descendants of Cally Raiden—with unique abilities to rip open the space-time continuum and smash through to one moment in the future and broadcast back what they glimpse bef... read more

WeAreComingToKillYou. For four hundred years, the human race has been hiding, defending, surviving against an unknown alien attack, using weapons known as rippers and smashers.Except they are not weapons, they are children—descendants of Cally Raiden—with unique abilities to rip open the space-time continuum and smash through to one moment in the future and broadcast back what they glimpse bef... read more

Daniel has 3 reviews

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N. M. Beguesse

He understood the "spirit" of my manuscript and had good suggestions for smoothing things over.

, March 2017


ale baglioni

it was wery difficult to work with somebody that does not known a single word of italian

, February 2017


Teelia Pelletier

Timely, efficient, clear, and straight-forward! I am so happy I reached out to Daniel for my novel and I feel like the writing was improved and read much smoother with the help I received. Absolutely stellar eye for detail and great with feedback. I'll be recommending this editor to anyone who asks me about Reedsy and to anyone reading this, too!

, February 2017

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Crafting a work of fiction is a gloriously arduous process. With over twenty years of experience at one of the big NYC houses, I can help.

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