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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It’s Thursday again, and time for me to post two more pages of my serialized webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon. It’s been a long wait for readers of this comic, what with loads of exposition and a side trip to the Old West, but we finally are at the main reason I’m doing the story in the first place- to give me a chance to riff on popular reality TV shows. For this first excursion, I’m taking on the long-running show America’s Funniest Home Videos– only, my version is titled America’s Ouchiest Accidents!:

David Chelsea is watching:
with Jake Gyllenhaal

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David Draws The Donald


Donald Trump continues to lead the polls, but responsible pundits keep telling us that his moment in the sun can’t last, and that Republican voters will eventually come to their senses, so I figure that I had better get this post up posthaste.

David Chelsea is watching:
Frances Ha
directed by Noah Baumbach

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The Secret Stash On Patreon: Coquille Board Caricatures


It’s the third Thursday of August, and time to post some Secret Stash material on Patreon. This month, I’m posting a whole lot of caricatures, mostly drawn for the New York Observer’s Eight Day Week column, which I illustrated from 1995 to 2008.

David Chelsea is watching:
Quick Change
with Bill Murray

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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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