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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SLEEPLESS Stories: ID

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Here is another in my irregular series of posts about stories in my new 24 hour comic collection SLEEPLESS from Dark Horse. This story is ID, and it is about a woman who has her identity stolen by a mysterious tormentor. Featuring an all-animal cast, until I changed my mind halfway through and made them all humans. Based partly on a story I was illustrating that week for the New York Times, with elements drawn from the Rock Hudson movie SECONDS, this is one of the few comics stories I’ve drawn, 24 Hour or not, which manages to generate genuine suspense. Possibly this is because I had no idea until an hour or two before I finished how it would end.

David Chelsea is watching:How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
starring Robert Morse

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The Secret Stash On Patreon: BLOCKBUSTERS OF RHYTHM & BLUES- Plus SNOW ANGEL!

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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 it’s the first nine of thirty-six illustrations I did for the trading card set BLOCKBUSTERS OF RHYTHM & BLUES, published by Eclipse in 1993.

David Chelsea is reading:Patience
by Daniel Clowes

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Archive Comics On Patreon: THE ZONE, Plus SNOW ANGEL!

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It’s the Second Thursday Of The Month, when I post archive comics to my Patreon page. This month, it’s THE ZONE, a xeroxed minicomic from 1989, originally drawn as part of Madi’s Mail Club, a series of booklets put out by East Village zinester Madi Horstman. THE ZONE was later expanded into my second graphic novel, WELCOME TO THE ZONE.

David Chelsea is reading: Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus
by Chester Brown

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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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