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... more

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End Strips: Plenty O’ Palindromes!

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I blogged a few months ago about reaching #100 in a series of “End Strips” on my Patreon page– these being short, vertically-formatted comics drawn on random strips of paper trimmed from larger sheets for various reasons, usually some project my daughter Rebecca is doing for school. These have cycled through a number of themes, including portraits of friends on Facebook, nude figure studies drawn from models posing on YouTube, short comics featuring my characters Sandy & Mandy, travel sketches, and so on. At the time, I was just beginning a series illustrating palindromes written by my son Ben; the first of these was #100 (Palindrome definition: a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward, e.g., madam or nurses run.):

David Chelsea is watching: The Room
starring Tommy Wiseau

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ROUND BLACK GLASSES: The Reboot

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This week on Patreon, I wind up the serialization of my most recent 24 Hour Comic, ROUND BACK GLASSES, with the 17th and final page. In it, I come face to face with a neighbor whose glasses are even cooler than mine:

David Chelsea is reading: Who Is Rich?: A Novel
by Matthew Klam

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Modern Love Podcast: Sasheer Zamata Reads ‘Was I on a Date or Babysitting?’

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The Modern Love Podcast is again reusing one of my old illustrations from the New York Times column. On this week’s podcast, the actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata reads “Was I on a Date or Babysitting?”, a column from 2008. In it Julie Klausner shares her story of playing second banana to a musician’s young son and his guitar and everything else in his life.

David Chelsea is reading: Who Is Rich?: A Novel
by Matthew Klam

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Portfolio

From caricature and illustration to perspective drawings and storyboards, David has produced a wide range of work... More

Books

David Chelsea has written and illustrated several books, including David Chelsea in Love, Perspective!, Twenty-Four Times Two and Welcome to the Zone... More

Comics

In addition to the graphic novels listed in the book section, David has drawn comics for The Portland Monthly, Bear Deluxe Magazine, Chicago Tribune, New York Press and many other publications... More

David Chelsea on Perspective

A sideline to David's commercial work has been explorations in perspective. His first book on the subject has been widely praised and is assigned in many art courses... More


Modern Love Gallery

See a collection of David's illustrations for the Modern Love column in The New York Times...More


Contact David

Drop David a line about his original artwork for sale, illustration work or other matters - he'll be happy to hear from you...More

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