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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Vote for Rebecca!

Rebecca's Sock Design.

Rebecca’s Sock Design.

Hey everyone! My daughter Rebecca’s sock design is one of thirty finalists in The Sock It to Me “International Design-A-Sock Contest”. Please go vote here to make these adorable penguin socks a reality! Voting closes on Friday so please be quick! I suspect this one is going to be decided not on merit, but on who has the biggest social media footprint, so feel free to Share, Tweet, E-mail and Fax this message to all your circles!

David Chelsea is reading:
The Nao of Brown
by Glyn Dillon

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First Thursday Fan Art on Patreon


The votes are in, and by an overwhelming margin my subscribers have chosen to make Fan Art the new First Monday feature on my Patreon page (the other choice, Looping Gifs, got zero votes).

David Chelsea is watching:
with Brendan Fraser

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ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? On Patreon: Expulsion Island Immunity Challenge!


Apologies to followers of my Patreon webcomic, ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?; this week’s installment is two days late. I have an excellent excuse, however- Eve & I spent two days this week engaged in the bittersweet task of helping our son Ben move into his freshman dorm at the University of Washington. Here he is, comfortably ensconced with his portrait of President William McKinley:


David Chelsea is watching:
starring Jackie Gleason

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Featured Artwork
Jet Trail

Jet Trail

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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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