Dave Van Patten is a Long Beach/ Los Angeles based artist with a focus on illustration, using paper cut outs, acrylic, and good old pen and ink. His work demonstrates visuals ranging from dreamlike absurdism, psychedelic surrealism, childlike-storybook simplicity, ethical fables, to disturbingly dark humor. His work has been shown in Juxtapoz Magazine, 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.