• Illustrator. Writer. Filmmaker.

  • Waylines Magazine Co-Editor

  • Kansai International Film Festival Producer

Welcome to my
creations

Don't be scared. They don't bite... much.

About Me


I am a storyteller. Nuff said.

Darryl Knickrehm

aka Dariru

What I look like before I have my coffee.


People call me Dariru, but my real name is Darryl Knickrehm. I am a 35 year old artist, and I have a story to tell.

Originally from Orange County, California, after receiving a BFA in Film at Chapman University I moved to Japan to explore the world. I liked it so much there, that I haven't left.

My goal in life is like my goal in art - to find the story behind it all. Because everyone's got a story; they're what make us who we are. So in my art, whether it be illustration, photography, fiction or film, I want to bring out those inner workings; I want to find that ghost in the machine.

FILM

Darryl's a big film nut. He's seen well over 3000 films. Some of his favorite directors are Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, and Wes Anderson

GAMES

Darryl grew up playing games, starting all the way back before they had pictures on the Apple IIe. Some of his favorites are the Fallout Series, Civilization and any Mario Bros. game.

My Illustrations


Highlights of some of my illustrative work

  • All
  • Color
  • B&W
  • Story
  • Cover
  • The Immortal (comic)
  • Comics

Space Dragon

Color Illustration

Above the Clouds

Color Illustration

We Have a Problem

Color Illustration

Unknown Realms

Color Illustration

Touch Down

Color Illustration

Oh Crap

Color Illustration

Face Off

Color Illustration

Blasted Wastes

Color Illustration

The Wishing Tree

Color Illustration

Ouch

Color Illustration

Freefall

Color Illustration

Waylines Issue 6

Cover Illustration

Waylines Issue 4

Cover Illustration

Waylines Issue 3

Cover Illustration

Waylines Issue 2

Cover Illustration

Waylines Issue 1

Cover Illustration

Waylines Issue 0

Cover Illustration

Page from Issue 2

The Immortal (comic)

Issue 2 Cover

The Immortal (comic)

Page from Issue 2

The Immortal (comic)

Page from Issue 4

The Immortal (comic)

Page from Issue 3

The Immortal (comic)

Stop Me if You've Heard This One

Story Illustrations

Chip's Six Attempts at Popularity

Story Illustrations

An Echo In The Shell

Story Illustrations

Cadence

Story Illustrations

The Elevator Man

Story Illustrations

Samsara

Story Illustrations

The Air That I Breathe

Story Illustrations

Word for Word

Story Illustrations

Evolution

Comics

The Many Deaths of Z

Comics

The Wishing Tree

Comics

The Adventure of Squid Sensei

Comics

Some days it would have been better if I didn't wake from the dead.

- The Immortal (coming soon) -

Short Films


Collection of short films made between 2004-2013.

Connect with me!

Coming Soon

The Immortal

An 8 part limited series comic.
My latest creation.

Contact


Drop Darryl a line.

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