Dara Naraghi was born in Iran, but has made Columbus, Ohio his home for most of his life. PERSIA BLUES, his latest graphic novel, has been praised by Publishers Weekly and the Midwest Book Review. It was a nominee for the "Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2014" award by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), as well as the 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project, a list of recommended reading for young feminists.
His other notable graphic novels include: TERMINATOR SALVATION official movie prequel (3 weeks on the NYT Best Sellers list), THE ABSURD ADVENTURES OF ARCHIBALD AARDVARK, WITCH & WIZARD: BATTLE FOR SHADOWLAND and WITCH & WIZARD: OPERATION ZERO (original graphic novels based on James Patterson's series of YA novels) and his Valentine's Day story appearing in the GHOSTBUSTERS: HAUNTED HOLIDAYS collection.
Dara is also a founding member of the Columbus, Ohio-based comic book writers/artists collective known as PANEL. To date, he has contributed stories to - and helped produce - 20 volumes of their comics anthology, which he self-publishes under his Ferret Press imprint.
Dara lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, daughter, and the world's coolest hound dog and craziest corgi. For information on his latest project, check out www.DaraNaraghi.com