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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RIP, Leonard Nimoy:

Caricature from The New York Observer, year unknown

Caricature from The New York Observer, year unknown

David Chelsea is watching:
Constantine’s Sword
with James Carroll

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There’s No Wrong Way To Color Snow Angel


Here are some random frames from a copy of SNOW ANGEL’S COMICS CONVENTION COLORING BOOK that I left open for people to color at my table at Wizard World Portland:


David Chelsea is listening to:
Funny Girl: A Novel
by Nick Hornby

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Hasta La Vista, Kitzhaber:

Caricature for the Portland Tribune, 2001

Caricature for the Portland Tribune, 2001

David Chelsea is listening to: The Cuckoo’s Calling
by Robert Galbraith

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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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