Dave Santana was born in Santo André and has worked for several publications as illustrator, comic artist and caricaturist. He has worked on Brazilian Disney comics by Editorial Abril since 2000. He has made stories with 'Mickey Mouse' and with 'Jose Carioca', mostly with inks by Nelson Pereira. For the US market, he has drawn for 'Justice League Unlimited' (DC Comics). He also contributed to Superinteressante, Mundo Estranho, Playboy, Revista Escola, Vip, Veja and Recreio. He is additionally working as an illustrator for children's books.