A. Dan is the pen name of the French comic book artist Daniel Alexandre. A self-taught artist, he began publishing his work on his blog in 2005. He developed himself into an illustrator with a specialization in drawing animals, and did his professional work published for Joker Editions. In 2008, his first comic book was published, called 'Jo-Bo', a heroic fantasy series he created with writer Benjamin Leduc.
He turned to a more realistic drawing style for his subsequent project, the diptych 'Tahya El-Djazaïr' about the Algerian war in cooperation with Laurent Galandon for Bamboo in 2009 and 2010. Alexandre and Galandon continued their collaboration with the World War I diptych 'Pour un peu de bonheur', that was published by Bamboo in 2012 and 2013.
He then worked with Maximilien Le Roy on a comic about American author Henri David Thoreau for Le Lombard in 2012. He returned to Bamboo for 'La Faute au Midi', another historical comic, this time in collaboration with Jean-Yves La Naour, in 2014.