For all the comic book lovers out there – and we KNOW you are out there – this is your lucky day. If you are a fan of this here website, you have seen the varied articles of pop culture awesomeness delivered to you daily (you’re welcome, by the way). Comic Books are in a similar vein of ‘awesome’ and it’s about time we acknowledge the medium in a fantastic way.

Enter Friend of the Frog, the Urban Barbarian AKA Dan Panosian; comic book illustrator extraordinaire.

urbanbarbarian_08_14_10_whiteDan Panosian is a seasoned Comic Book Artist and Illustrator that has been working in the industry for most of his life. His amazing body of work includes campaigns for DC, Marvel, Image and Dynamite.

So let’s get right to it. Here for your viewing pleasure, some of his amazing work.

Dan Panosian’s Art




Twas his recent exclusive cover for Dynamite Comics run of James Bond (above) that piqued our interest enough to spot-light him and his amazing work.

And not only is his work something to Marvel at… (get it?)… (No?)… his humor and outlook on life if very contagious and hard not to laugh at.

Example? Check out the ABOUT section from his official website:


The exact same as yours. I like the activities you like and perhaps even more so. You and I definitely have things in common.


Very, very eclectic and telling about who I am. Take my word on this: I dazzle people.

Favorite Music:

I just love listening to it. Sometimes in the car and even at home. I guess I just like the sound of it for some reason.

Favorite TV Shows:

I’ll give you a hint: everyone thinks it will be up for an Emmy or two. It’s a show you’ve been hearing everyone talk about but you haven’t seen yet. Do you remember how good Rich Man Poor Man was? This is even better. I’m watching it right now. Call me later and let’s talk about why more people “don’t get it” the way we do!

Favorite Movies:

Mostly limited release films. The kind of movies distributors assume are too intellectual for surburban areas. I don’t need a conventional ending. I like to connect the dots and complete
the picture myself.

Favorite Books:

I’m constantly reading book after book. It’s a shame more people don’t read as much as you and I do.

Favorite Quotations:

Honestly? Pick ANY page from The Secret. Even the back cover works for me when I’m in a rush. Sometimes I just read a page for breakfast. Ideas feed me.


As you can see from the posted image above, Dan also has a collected works out there for the world to enjoy. By hopping over to his Facebook Fan Page, you can find yourself some details on how to purchase a copy.

We here at the Frog are happy to have stumbled on to his work once again. For each and every piece is eye catching, dramatic and unique in every way. Work that deserves a spot on your wall.

(Yes, that was a plug for you to visit his store in case you’re so inclined).

Now it’s time for you to enjoy it all for yourself. Be sure and follow his musings and comedic-themed tweets over on his official Twitter Account. And be sure to catch up on all his latest works by visiting his official website right here.

We shall now leave you with this amazing image of Samurai Wolverine. Because, Samurai Wolverine. You’re welcome.


Enjoy, froggies!