Daniel Leister was born in Germany in 1976. He has been drawing most of his life, but didnt get into comics till around his 5th grade year. He moved from California to Maryland with his family, but didnt know anyone or have anything to do. His mother bought him his first comic and that was it for him. After High school he attended the Ohio State University and received his B.F.A. in 2000. Daniel spent may years going to conventions and trying to get a job in comics, but his first break was a talent contest by Marvel at a convention. He came in second place and was offered work by the company After Hours Press. His real break into the professional world of comics came when he was offered the penciling job for the Wonderland series for Zenescope Ent. He spent 3 years working on the trilogy and then moved to Hack/Slash with writer Tim Seeley. Daniel is now working on the upcoming ongoing Hack/Slash vs The Army of Darkness series for Dynamite. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.