Daniel majored in Imaging and Digital Art at UMBC with an emphasis on interactivity, animation, traditional film, and illustration. He worked for three years at the Calvert School in Baltimore, MD, producing interactive digital media for home-schooled students. He wore many hats over those years as a programmer, animator, and project leader and he produced three CD-ROMs there as well as an astronomy Website. Daniel moved on to develop a Web-based, award-winning animated series called Eclipse for the scifi Channel. Following the success of that series, he was later brought on to Chi-Chian - another animated series being developed by director/musician Voltaire. This led to a coveted People's Choice Flash Forward Award.
After his stint with scifi.com, Daniel worked on various freelance projects for clients including Nike, MCI, USDA, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, U.S. sports teams, and various unions. During this time he co-founded and illustrated the Website ThereAndBackAgain.net, a Lord of the Rings site dedicated to visualizing the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. It garnered numerous awards and was featured in worldwide publications such as Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide. Mr. Govar has illustrated dozens of book covers and his artwork has graced media of all formats.
In 2008, Daniel won the DC Comics, ZUDA competition with his popular Azure comic, which was picked up for 2 seasons. He has worked on properties such as NBC's Grimm for Dynamite, many of Marvel's titles including Punisher, Spider-man, Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, Avengers, Ant-man, etc., and Amazon's So Dark Vampire series. He has also helped create new properties such as Relaunch with former Marvel and DC executive Ron Perazza, and Lovecraft with SyFy's Z-Nation co-creator, Craig Engler.
Daniel is a regular at 15 conventions throughout the U.S. doing live art and traditionally and digitally.