Kansas City born illustrator, painter, ceramicist, and part-time junk collector Dick Daniels is a child of the 50's who blossomed in the full glare of the psychedelic 60's - influenced by the underground comix movement, American folk art, and cheap commercial packaging. Daniels worked as an illustrator at The Kansas City Star for five years and a card artist for Shoebox Greetings/Hallmark Cards since the late 80's.
For extra fun he creates oddball wooden signs in his ramshackle basement studio, surrounded by a sprawling mess of artifacts from his past, present, and future. Carnival punks, Rat Fink model kits, wooden processed cheese boxes, half-finished robots, MadBalls, Smurf collectibles, stacks of Roi-Tan cigar boxes, millions of old plastic and hard rubber toys, boxes of parts and weathered wood. Daniels is a volunteer with the Kansas City Clay Guild where he makes unusual ceramic skulls, masks, and bunny rabbits. Welcome to FunHouse57!