Dave Van Patten is a Long Beach/ Los Angeles based artist focused on illustration, using paper cut outs, acrylic, and ink. The bulk of his inspiration is pulled from dark humor comics, 1960's surrealism, psychedelic garage rock aesthetics, and modern societal absurdity . His work has been seen in Juxtapoz, Vice, NPR, Intentional Quarterly, Mt. Hope, L.A. Record Magazine, and various L.A. based art magazines. He has self published several graphic novel zines and twisted “children’s books for grown ups.” Currently, he is adapting a short story from Arthur Bradford into a full length graphic novel.