Danny was born in Miami Florida in 1972. He is a fi rst
generation American born citizen from Cuban immigrant
parents. He is also one of six siblings, including a twin
brother who is only fi ve minutes older than him. His
parents were both forced into newly unexplored territories
in America. They left Cuba during the beginning of Fidel
Castro’s reign. As countless of other immigrants have done
before him, Danny’s father would enter the United States
through Ellis Island in the New York Harbor guarded by the
Statue of Liberty.
His father would become a New Yorker, his mother would
begin her new life in Chicago. They would begin their new
lives separately, eventually marrying other individuals.
His mother would conceive one daughter while his father
raised a son and a daughter of his own. It was not until
some years later after both had been divorce that fate
would lead them to Miami. In Miami they would fi nally
marry each other and raise three more boys of their own
together. Danny would begin to draw at a very young
age. Art would become his passion. He continued to
indulge himself in the arts during his four years in high
school. After high school he attended New World School
of the Arts in Downtown Miami. During the evenings he
also worked as a gallery assistant. He learns to stretch
large canvas onto frames, install and package art work
as well. After college he begins to work as a designer
and illustrator for various sign companies. Meanwhile he
would occupy an art studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex
located in the Miami Wynwood Art District. Currently he is
an twelve year Senior Artist at the Diaspora Vibe Gallery-
Miami, Fl. In 2004 he forms dadapoet Industries Inc.
(Dadapoet inc.) This organization helps locate artist work
space. It develops and markets artists, poets, authors or
any organization that may need assistance in the
We hope that this book will reach out to as many creative
souls as possible. Especially to the children of the world.
Let’s not forget, it is a child’s innocence and purity that will
always conquer all.
I wanted to formally thank my wife Barby
and Little Leah Emma who endured
this creative meticulous process as needed to complete
This book would not be possible
if not for my fi rst born Miah Ella in 2004; even before
her own birth, she inspired me to create this character,
And to all those children who are still trying
to fi nd themselves in new and uncharted territories.
Continue to dream of better things........Never GIVE-UP!