Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dan playing golf and other rarities--from Chad

Here's Dan playing golf at an Insomniac event in 2001.

Here's Dan being Cheeky at a party in 2002. I believe that we met Gary Coleman shortly after this photo was taken.

Here's Dan drawing a cat on a tablecloth. This drawing had an indescribably loopy quality that still cracks me up.

Insomniac Christmas party 2001?

High Impact Games

This was taken at the company's Halloween party last year.

Dantastic images!

1. Oliver's rendered caricature

2. Brian's caricature (I must have doodled this on a 100 restaurant napkins. Dan always thought it was odd that I drew him with "squinty eyes".)

3. The Dan skin used for the upcoming "Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters" PSP game:

Dan and helicopter

Danny built his first helicopter in 1992 when this picture was taken. He never flew it and sold it when he headed out to California

Dan at Shriners hospital

This is Dan while in the Shriners hospital where they were working on straightening his legs. He was given a wrench to turn a nut on one of the bolts 1 turn 4 times a day. He had his own personalized erector set.

Dan & Family

Pics from John & Mary Wu

Insomniac Cruise (Ensenada, Mexico)
It was freezing on the top deck. We were on the track just above the Gym. Those were the days when it was all about work and friends. Now it seems like it's only about "work".

Insomniac 2004 X'mas Casino Party

T'was a short night, but sweet nonetheless.

Painting of Dan

Okay, I know I made his neck too thick. This was done way back while we were on I8. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't have survived Maya. Thanks Dan. Also, thanks for all them smokes and philosophical chats about the important issues and about nonesense.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Some Random Moonage - From Lloyd

Halloween, 2003, wearing John Wu's Mr.Vampire hat. I still think it looks better on Dan.

DJ Moon, 2003. I think he stayed in exactly the same position for around 30 mins...

Dan taking a photo of me taking a photo of him, 2005.

Vegas Vacation from Brian

In 2004, we went to Vegas to celebrate Laura's birthday. We had a lot of fun. Spent some time by the pool, lost a little money, and marveled at the freaky Vegas people.

From Chooch

"...I have a pic here that i wanted to share with all of you. as i have already with some of the other old school insomniacs. thanks for info on sending condolences too. here is dan as : "Dan-Solo" (thanks to John Wu (wu-ster) i'll try and find more." ~ chooch

Message from Brian Allgeier

Hey everyone,

Most if not all of you have heard that Dan Johnson passed away at his home in Agoura Hills last week. How he died is still unclear. Over the years, he had severe back problems and was taking strong medications. Recently he was taking a new medication that resulted in some bad side effects. It is believed that he might have taken a fatal mixture of meds. As I get more information, I’ll be sure to let people know.

I have been in contact with Dan’s parents and High Impact Games to help coordinate arrangements for a wake/memorial gathering in Los Angeles. Many of you have asked where to send flowers or donations:

Flowers for the Iowa memorial service can be sent here: First United Methodist Church, 1298 7th Ave., Marion, Iowa, 52302 (at 11:00am Monday)

Flowers for Dan’s parents can be sent here: Lee and Chloe Johnson, 3750 Indian Creek Way, Marion, Iowa 52302.

When Dan was a child, he had a series of major leg surgeries and at one point was in the hospital for over a year. Without the surgeries, he would never have been able to walk. A few weeks ago, Dan contacted me about being a signing witness for getting his medical records from the hospital. Dan mentioned how he wanted to put together a book on his experiences and how he wanted to help and inspire children who are now dealing with similar challenges. Dan spoke fondly of the kindness and care he received at the Shriner’s hospital in Minnesota. Donations/Memorials for Daniel Johnson can be made to The Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children, 2025 River Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414.

Please use this site to post any photos, drawings, letters, or anything that you would like to share.

Dan has touched the hearts of many people during his time in Los Angeles. He was a very close friend and I will miss him greatly. Please send the link to the site to others who were close to him.