Dave Van Patten is a Long Beach/Los Angeles based artist focused on illustration and comics,however this has not prevented him branching out into larger work. Van Patten is a prolificmuralist, participating in the world renowned mural organization, POW!WOW! in 2016 and 2017,allowing his tiny comic drawings to span across entire buildings. The bulk of his inspiration ispulled from dark humor comics, 1960's surrealism, psychedelic garage rock albums, andmodern societal absurdity. Dave has done album artwork for bands such as The Grateful Dead(Live Concert Series,) Les Claypool of Primus, Burger and Lolipop Records. His work has beenpublished in Juxtapoz, Vice, NPR, MEL Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Intentional Quarterly, and L.A.Record Magazine. He has self-published several graphic novel "zines" and twisted “children’sbooks for grown ups.” Currently, he is adapting a short story from Portland-based ArthurBradford into a full length graphic novel.