Dan Vado

Dan Vado at Comic-Con 2019, July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center

Illustration by Jhonen Vasquez


Publisher, SLG Publishing; writer, JLA

Dan Vado, a known miscreant and otherwise follower of his least profitable whims is the founder, CEO and longest tenured person at SLG Publishing. Known for publishing an eclectic and idiosyncratic and diverse line of comics, SLG Publishing at one time or another published the likes of Jhonen Vasquez, Faith Erin Hicks, Roman Dirge, Ariel Schrag and a host of other people whose names, for legal and other reason, we are not allowed to utter.

In addition to his publishing work, Vado wrote for a brief period for DC Comics ,producing a thankfully-forgotten-until-someone-decided-to-reprint-it run of JLA comics, among other things.

Currently Vado lives as a recluse in plain sight and can be found wandering the aisles of grocery stores and haunting his San Jose music venue behind a comic shop, The Art Boutiki, telling anyone who will listen (which is pretty much nobody) "Hey, back in my day . . ."