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Walter Antonio McDaniel (January 1, 1971)[1] is an American comic book artist who has contributed to titles as Deadpool, Wolverine, Deathlok, Spider-Man, and Batman.[2] He has more than twenty years of experience in the creative industry and has worked with established companies including Marvel, DC Comics, Hasbro and Mattel. He is now the founder and CEO of Red Dragon Media (赤龙世漫), a Beijing-based animation studio.

Walter A. McDaniel
BornWalter Antonio McDaniel
(1971-01-07) January 7, 1971 (age 48)
Harlem, New York
Area(s)penciller, inker
Notable works
Captain America


Personal lifeEdit

Walter A. McDaniel was born January 7, 1971[3] and raised in Harlem of New York City. He has lived in America, Japan, Hong Kong and mainland China.[citation needed]


McDaniel landed his first professional job at the age of 16 when he began working at Prometheus Productions. While attending high school at John F. Kennedy High School, under the management of his sister Sophia M. McDaniel, he worked as a storyboard artist in charge of layout and design of advertising campaigns for companies such as Avon, Lancome, Macy's, and CNN. After graduating, he began his career in the comic industry with a stint at Continuity Comics, where he specialized in both commercial and comic book art. He majored in Illustration and Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He worked as a contract artist for Marvel Comics from 1991 to 1992, Image Comics from 1995-1997, and DC Comics from 1997-1998. He then left the comics industry and joined the toy industry to design toys. Between jobs, he also has taught life drawing classes at the Children's School of Arts, and continues to tutor young aspiring artists.

In the year 2011, he founded Red Dragon Media in Beijing. The company is focused on cross-media and cross-cultural intellectual properties.

Interviews in ChinaEdit

- 专访原“漫威”画师Walter A. McDaniel:中国的IP产业正在经历变革,用心做中国本土化IP

- 36Kr对公司首席创意师专访--浮华年代的情怀梦


Marvel Comics[4]Edit

DC Comics[6]Edit

Image ComicsEdit



Knightstone ComicsEdit

Other publishersEdit

Midway GamesEdit


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010.
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  3. ^ "CBR Events Calendar: Saturday, January 7th, 2012". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
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