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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For Thanksgiving: Paper Dolls and Pinups!


Since it’s Thanksgiving, just a short post today. The conclusion of my serialized Snow Angel story goes up on Patreon today. Actually, the story part of the story wound up last week; this week it’s extras- a paper doll of Lady Goddess, and action pose pinups of The Congress Of Crusaders:

David Chelsea is reading: How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
by Bob Mankoff

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Secret Stash On Patreon- Celebrity Envelopes: The Men


It’s the third Thursday of the month, the day that I post The Secret Stash on my Patreon page– that is, sketches, reference photos, old flyers, and other ephemera from my files. Today I have a selection of decorated envelopes sent to friends over the past four decades or so, specifically ones that depict famous people. Because there are so many of these, I split the pile up into male and female celebrities. This month it’s men; I’ll post envelopes with women at some point in the future.

David Chelsea is reading: Amy and Isabelle: A novel
by Elizabeth Strout

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SANDY & MANDY in Dark Horse Presents #16!


Today, Wednesday November 18th, 2015, is the day you can finally march into your friendly comics dealer’s shop, and buy a copy of Dark Horse Presents #l6. This issue of the award-winning comics anthology has a double cover by Brendan McCarthy and Mike Mignola, and features new chapters of Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic, and Shawn Aldridge and Julius Gopez’s Last Act! Most importantly for Chelsea fans, it contains the first installment of my three-part story, SANDY & MANDY!

David Chelsea is reading:
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
by Elvis Costello

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


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


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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