Priya's Shakti

A mortal woman and the Goddess Parvati fight against gender-based sexual violence in India and around the world in this layered storytelling project and augmented reality comic book, supporting the movement against patriarchy, misogyny, and indifference through love, creativity, and solidarity. More info. at

A new superhero has arisen in India in the wake of the brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus two years ago: Priya, a mortal woman who is raped herself, but who fights back against sexual violence with the help of the goddess Parvati – and a tiger. – The Guardian
Priya’s Shakti is a comic book with a big mission. Smart girls stands with Priya. – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
The use of cutting-edge mobile and digital technologies in the comic book and related exhibit, along with the bold yet nuanced treatment of sexual violence, makes Priya’s Shakti a model for the future of Indian comic books.— Guernica Magazine
Priya’s Shakti is a path-breaking superhero who fights for women’s rights and equality. – India Express
Priya’s Shakti is the first Indian comic book of its kind — not only confronting teenagers with the sensitive issue of sexual violence, but also engaging young people through its innovative use of augmented reality technology. — REUTERS
In this technologically innovative and wildly popular interactive comic book, Priya’s Shakti, a gang-rape survivor-turned-superhero, demonstrates strength, courage and womanhood"  — MSNBC

Red Light Properties

Welcome to the world of Jude and Cecilia Tobin where ghost stories, five-alarm family dramas, urban shamanism and real estate collide to create a sun-bleached supernatural horror noir mash-up.

Goldman's ghost stories made the hairs on the back of my neck prickle, while the bawdy slapstick interludes served only to lure me into dropping my guard for the next scare. Highly recommended." - Cory Doctorow, BOING BOING
Hilarious... A druggy blast inspired by Goldman's heroes like Terence McKenna, Larry David and Wong Kar-Wai." -
Cartoonist Dan Goldman made a splash with his work on the political graphic novels Shooting War and 08... RED LIGHT PROPERTIES is his real labor of love, the story of a Florida real estate exorcist that mixes the supernatural with the current real estate crisis." - Publisher's Weekly
Mixing the supernatural realm with an all-too-familiar world of marriage breakdowns, financial meltdowns and everyday horrors, the strip is more impressive work from the man behind Shooting War and 08: A Graphic Diary Of The Campaign Trail." -'s Techland
Dan Goldman is one of the few creators who carries a boatload of style, credibility, and innovation in the comics scene... [RLP] pops more than any of his previous work, partially due to the color palate but mostly because you can clearly see the man is having fun." - Miami New Times

08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail

08: A GRAPHIC DIARY OF THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL follows the epic 2008 presidential campaign and its dramatic cast of characters: the inevitable former first lady with a terrible plan to win, the freshman African-American Senator who skyrockets onto the national stage, and a former POW’s hangdog campaign that overcomes both a Mormon Governor and a thrice-married NYC Mayor. 

Taking its cue from campaign classics like Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 and The Making of the President Series, "08" brings politico journalism into the graphic novel form. Reflect on all the single-issue candidates, the pundits, the meltdowns, the awkward missteps, and the ruthless maneuvers of the scorched-earth campaign trail as they knit themselves into a political tale of the present-day battle for the future of America.

08 strikes out on its own to create a method of visual storytelling that owes as much to '60s magazine layouts as it does to modern Web design. It's largely thanks to Goldman's singular graphical style that this book, essentially a time capsule of the campaign's conventional wisdom, feels so defiantly and refreshingly unconventional. – NPR Books
08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail is a thoughtfully presented "graphic diary" of the events leading up to last November's U.S. presidential election... This is a nonfiction graphic novel that reads like quality fiction, with a grand narrative arc (and a hero who conquers all at the end). – Largehearted Boy

Shooting War

The 2007 Eisner-nominated webcomic-to-graphic novel written by Anthony Lappé and illustrated by yours truly.

The global war on terror is raging out of control. The president is popping Prozac. And the #1 selling video game in America is the terrorist-simulator Infidel Massacre: Los Angeles. On the streets of gentrified Brooklyn, videoblogger Jimmy Burns' latest anti-corporate rant is cut short by a terrorist bombing of a Starbucks... but his live feed isn't.

A scathing near-future satire of the Iraqi occupation that rings with eerie plausibility... The bleak prognostications are cut with black humor and a penchant for explosions that keep the narrative moving. – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The light-handed but searing political satire of SHOOTING WAR is taking the Sunday comic strip places it could never have gone before. – The Village Voice

A scary-smart take on what the horrors of the future may hold. – Rolling Stone
Fierce, shocking, over-the-top and wickedly smart. – New York Magazine
A must-read. – Entertainment Weekly
An eye-frazzling, mind-warping collage, like a sequence of Banksy murals... The satire is ferocious. – Financial Times