Born in 1960 in Taft, California, Dale began reading and drawing shortly thereafter. He traveled and lived throughout the USA as a young child and did so again in 1978, as a carnival barker with the legendary Bobby Reynolds, "America's Greatest Living Carnival Showman" (who has lectured on the art at the Smithsonian). Dale then worked as a film inspector, stage technician and Scenic Designer, ultimately serving as Advertising Art Director for the Fox Performing Arts Theater in Bakersfield, California.
He entered the comic book field in 1986 with the publication of his first series NINJA FUNNIES, by Eternity Comics. In 1988, Dale was listed as a Kern County Author and his published work was collected in the Beale Memorial Library in Bakersfield. From 1988 to 1989, Dale worked with Daerick Gross Studios, creating the “Moonlight Cutter” series for TALES OF THE KUNG FU WARRIORS magazine. Dale also worked as a writer/artist on "White Lotus."
In 1993, Dale's character "Dragonhead" (created with writer Eric Dinehart) was included in the Comic FutureStars trading card series.
For FM station 103.7 KRZR in Fresno, California, Dale designed the hard-rocking trademark, THE WILD HARE mascot and line of merchandise.
In 1995, Dale formed Myriad Publications, issuing MYRIAD: A SAN JOAQUIN GRAPHIC STORY COLLECTION, featuring local talents who are currently making waves in the comic, software and advertising industries. His own graphic novel series, TALES OF THE MOONLIGHT CUTTER, began in 2002 to much critical praise. The fifth volume is currently in preparation.
As a commercial artist and designer, his clients include 20th Century Fox, Clear Channel Communications, and The Magical World of Ray Lum, professional illusionist. Dale's pinup art has appeared in a Los Angeles gallery show, and a tattoo design that Dale created has been included in the AIDS quilt project.
A life-long film buff, his articles and reviews have appeared in The Hong Kong Movie Database and in ORIENTAL CINEMA magazine. Dale is also a rock radio DJ and has served as fencing instructor for California State University Bakersfield, having studied the blade for over 26 years. He currently resides in San Francisco, California, with his wife, a novelist and award-winning screenwriter.