About Dan

I love to draw and make up stories. My first children's book, Hiding Dinosaurs, was named a Must Read Picture Book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. My comics have appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine and various anthologies. I live in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts with my wonderful wife Cathy, and an orange cat named Butters.

I also love visiting schools and libraries to read and draw with kids of all ages. For more information, please get in touch:

Hartford Art School, MFA in Illustration, 2015
Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Winner of the 2012 Don Freeman Grant
Find out how to say my name at TeachingBooks.net!
Kirkus Reviews on Hiding Dinosaurs
Brookline Tab story about my skateboard project
Interview at Avoid the Future Intro - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Interview at New England Journal of Aesthetic Research
Hiding Dinosaurs (Holiday House) 2015
Mini Monsters mini-comic 2014
GULP! A Monster Comics Anthology for Kids (River Bird Comics) 2013
Skate or Doodle skateboarding sketchbook 2013
Heeby Jeeby Comix 2010–2012
Team Cul de Sac Richard Thompson tribute anthology (Andrews McMeel) 2012
The Greatest of All Time (Ninth Art Press) 2012
Comics Express 2011
Dragons! Comics and Activities for Kids (Tugboat Press) 2011
Show and Tell (Ninth Art Press) 2011
Nickelodeon Magazine 2001–2009
Emberley Galaxy Ed Emberley tribute anthology (Red Panda Comics)
Sidewalk Bump skateboarding zine 2004–2007
Why I Like Bugs mini-comic 2002
Catching the Moon mini-comic 2001
Microblast comics zine 1992–2001
An Alphabet of Inspiration: Artists Celebrate 100 Years of Collections at Boston Children’s Museum, 2013–2017 (juried)
Dinosaurs, Fairies & Cows at Newton Free Library, 2016 (solo show)
The Making of Hiding Dinosaurs at Brookline Public Library, 2016 (solo show)
Before It Dries at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 2016 (juried)
The Tiny Tall Ships Festival in Union Square, Somerville, 2016 (juried)
Comic and Cartoon Art Annual at Society of Illustrators, 2015 (juried)
Hartford Art School MFA in Illustration Thesis Show at Joseloff Gallery, Hartford CT, 2015
Night of the Living Shred at Maximum Hesh, Somerville MA, 2014 (invitational)
Doodle at The Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville MA, 2014 (curated by Jef Czekaj)
Watercolor Illustrations at Cutter Gallery, Arlington MA, 2013 (solo show)
Have a Cookie! at Flour, Boston MA, 2012 (solo show)
We Love Monsters at Andromeda Gallery, Boston MA, 2012 (invitational)
Comic Art New England at Atrium Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge MA, 2011 (juried)
Picture This at the Danforth Museum, Framingham MA, 2011 (juried)
Flush with the Walls 2 in the Museum of Fine Arts Restrooms, Boston MA, 2011 (curated by Greg Cook)
The Hall of Critters at MITRE Corporation, Bedford MA, 2010 (solo show)
Panelists V at Giant Robot NY, NYC, 2009 (invitational)
Deep in the Heart of Somerville at Sherman Café, Somerville MA, 2009 (solo show)
Panelists IV at Giant Robot SF, San Francisco CA, 2008 (invitational)
Panelists III at Giant Robot, Los Angeles CA, 2007 (invitational)
Jef Czekaj vs Dan Moynihan at Diesel Café, Somerville MA, 2002 (two-person show with Jef Czekaj)
Letter Show at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA, 2002 (two-person show with Leslie Kleinberg)
Somerville Comix Festival Art Show at Diesel Café, Somerville MA, 2001 (juried)
alt.youth.media at New Museum, NYC, 1996 (invitational)