|EISNER AWARD NOMINEE |
(Writer/Artist - Snow Angel; David Chelseaís 24-Hour Comics; Dark Horse Presents; Welcome to the Zone)
|David Chelsea was born in Portland, Oregon in 1959. Educated at the School Of Visual Arts, Parsons Institute and The New York Academy of Art, David has been a commercial artist for over thirty years. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Press, Seattle Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Readerís Digest, Boston Phoenix and Portland Monthly. |
A published cartoonist since the age of twelve, David has drawn comics for numerous publications and is the author of the graphic novels David Chelsea In Love, Welcome To The Zone and the how-to books Perspective! For Comic Book Artists and Extreme Perspective! For Artists, both published by Watson-Guptill. In recent years David has taken up the 24 Hour Comic challenge devised by Scott McCloud a record fourteen times, and Dark Horse has collected the first six resulting comics in Everybody Gets it Wrong! and Other Stories: David Chelsea's 24-Hour Comics, Volume 1, published in 2013.
Davidís work on Perspective! and Extreme Perspective! stems from a lifelong interest. He has lectured on the subject at numerous institutions including The University Of Oregon, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Seattlesís Gage Academy Of Art. Years ago, David devised his own six-point perspective method for painting on spherical objects such as globes and bowling balls, and his spherical paintings are in many private collections.
David's most recent comics work has been three serialized stories for the anthology Dark Horse Presents, Snow Angel, The Girl With The Keyhole Eyes, and the upcoming Sandy & Mandy. This year Snow Angel, an all-ages superhero story, was reprinted in its own 32-page comic by Dark Horse.
David lives in Portlandís historic Irvingtonís district with his wife Eve, son Benjamin and daughter Rebecca.
|Photo by Basil Childers|