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

News & Happenings

Secret Stash: Friends, Lovers, And Family On Envelopes


It’s the third Thursday of the month, and time for me to post a selection from My Secret Stash– sketchbook drawings, comics roughs, reference photos, and other marginal stuff– on Patreon.
David Chelsea is listening to:
The Whites: A Novel
by Richard Price

… » more

Yard Sale on Patreon



It’s my birthday, and the best present I can imagine is if you skip right on over to my Patreon page and check out the latest comics offering (and if you like what you see, feel free to $how your $upport). Since this is the second Thursday of the month, it’s a story from the archives, YARD SALE.

David Chelsea is listening to:
The Silkworm
by Robert Galbraith

… » more

Now On Patreon: Snow Angel Goes To The Con


It’s First Thursday, and time for another new comics story on Patreon. You can check it out on my Patreon page here. This month’s selection is SNOW ANGEL GOES TO A COMICS CONVENTION, which premiered at Wizard World as a mimicomic under the title SNOW ANGEL’S COMICS CONVENTION COLORING BOOK (Because this story is on the long side, I have divided it into two parts. Part two will appear in June).

David Chelsea is watching:
Batman: Season 1

… » more

Featured Artwork
Jet Trail

Jet Trail

View Portfolio



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

© 2015 David Chelsea

Hot Pepper Studios Site Design by Hot Pepper Studios