Dan grew up in the small town of Watkinsville, GA. From the moment they picked up their first crayon, they knew they loved to create and draw. Inspired by childhood cartoons, Tim Burton, and fantasy & adventure RPGs, they spent their adolescent years creating a slue of Original Characters and fanart for their favorite games and comics.​

Since 2003, Dan has worked on developing their pet project: ODyssey -- an adventure comic featuring an alternate universe that follows a Catgon (a cat-like alien) named Magic and her broody human friend, Manner. ODyssey has yet to debut, but Dan is working hard to make this happen soon!

An image of Dan Ragogna, adorned with rainbow-colored hair, admiring a beautiful plate of crepes.
Strayarts.co owner Dan Ragogna pictured with their wife, Paige.

Dan's go-to mediums are ink, watercolor, marker, and a new favorite -- felt! Favorite subjects include animals, landscapes, and characters of all varieties.

Dan had spent most of their life in Athens, GA, when in 2021 they relocated to Frederick, MD. They happily live with their wife, Paige (pictured left), and their 3 kitties: Zuko, Demi, and Queenie.