Dan Nakrosis Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Dan Nakrosis Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Dan Nakrosis.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
On Tuesday July 21, 2020, we lost our Incredi-Family member Dan Nakrosis. Dan was an amazing talent in the comic industry with credits at basically every comic company. He was a graduate of the Kubert School and began his career in the 1980’s. In the 1990’s he spent 8 years of his career adapting manga books for an American audience. A talented letter, illustrator, and all around nice guy, Dan co-created the Conservation Corps with @Paul Castiglia. It was about a group of animals that were given elemental powers from an alien device. The Corps had four issue mini-series published by Archie Comics and was part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe published through Archie as well. Over the last few years Dan was a regular fixture in our traveling IncrediKids section at comic cons where he would work with kids teaching them about cartooning. As I mentioned Dan was an all around nice guy, always there to make you laugh. A true Renaissance man and a fountain of knowledge that could talk about any topic not just comics. He loved cooking and was also a big sports fan, a truly devoted Mets fan. The comic industry just lost one of the greats. R.I.P Dan, you will be missed very much by all who knew you.
About four years ago I was talking with Dan Nakrosis about attending a baseball game where my wife and I were seated next to two service dog trainers with their dogs.
Dan: “I hate service dogs.”
Me: “OK, I’ll bite, why do you hate service dogs?”
Dan: ” I don’t think they’re real. I think they’re just an affectation, like a monocle or a top hat or a handlebar mustache.”
When I finally stopped laughing, some three minutes later, I said, “There it is, my opening story for your Eulogy.”
He loved that and made me swear I would. So here it is. Unfortunately, That’s all I have in me to write at the moment. I will miss him deeply.
RIP Dan Nakrosis
My friend Dan Nakrosis has passed away. We met many years ago at an NCS function and have been seeing each other on and off ever since. Dan was always full of good cheer, great stories and a wonderful sense of humor. You will be greatly missed, buddy. R.I.P.
This is one of my very best friends, Dan Nakrosis, with Smilin’ Stan Lee. In 1998, Danny translated and lettered Marvel’s reprints of the Japanese manga based on Spider-Man and the X-men. Marvel stopped publishing the two titles a few issues short of reprinting all of the manga, so my pal convinced Marvel to allow HIM to publish the last few issues of both titles. I don’t think that ANY individual in the history of comics has ever taken over the publication of a Marvel series, let alone TWO of them.
Sadly, Danny Nakrosis died suddenly on Tuesday, July 21, dammit.
My close friend Dan Nakrosis suddenly died yesterday. His far-too-young death was apparently heart-related. Ironically, Dan was known for his big heart. Everyone I know who also was Danny’s pal is stunned, as am I. We’d been buddies for almost thirty years and we worked together on a lot of comics-related projects.
Danny was a lifelong fan of comic books, baseball, progressive rock, and Aquaman. He was a proud graduate of the Joe Kubert School. Danny’s first job was working in DC’s production department. This led to him doing a ton of pro lettering for DC, Marvel, and Archie Comics. He was also an editor at Image Comics. Danny and his friend Paul Castiglia co-created THE CONSERVATION CORPS, a funny animal superhero team that starred in four issues from Archie, including co-starring with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1992. Danny’s specialty was translating and re-lettering various Japanese manga, which was suddenly VERY popular in the US in the 1990s. Dan was also the Chairman of the New Jersey chapter of the National Cartoonists Society. He was also the subject of an episode of E!’s FASHION EMERGENCY. In recent years, Danny was a popular guest at manga/anime conventions, as well as appearing at horror conventions doing his “DN Zombify” thing, drawing funny caricatures of people supposedly killed in funny ways of their request and wound up as zombies. He was also a colorist and often helped me out, lettering, and coloring my stories and cartoons. As an example, Danny colored both of the Monkees book covers I drew as well as my Demonic the Roadhog sticker. He was smart, fast, and put up with my obsessive art direction.
Danny Nakrosis was a very lovable guy. He was a devout Catholic boy, who attended Sunday mass even when we traveled together to various fan conventions. He was also incredibly thoughtful and helpful. Little kids especially dug Danny, and vice versa. He was a great cook, and since he was a proud New Jersey boy, Danny was a master of jousting with funny insults. We spoke on the phone three or four times a week. I thought of Danny as the little brother I never had. I’m still processing the fact that he’s gone. I may be processing that for the rest of my life.
My family’s deepest condolences to all of Dan Nakrosis’ friends and family.
We’re very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Dan Nakrosis, who did lettering & book design on our series GOD THE DYSLEXIC DOG. Dan was a big help when we were just getting started and still figuring out how to make comics. Our thoughts are with his family & friends and take solace in the legacy he left behind.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.