David has been an illustrator since he left art college in 1978. He spent several years at the beginning of his career producing textbook illustrations for educational publishers. He also works for the publishers of the British children's comic book, “The Beano,” an institution in the UK. Until recently, David drew their main character, Dennis the Menace (not to be confused with the American character of the same name, although they are almost exact contemporaries), and he still draws the odd strip now and again. In addition, David has done political cartoons and editorial illustrations for The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Nature, and the Times Educational Supplement. At last count, David had illustrated 17 picture books, 43 chapter books, 20 poetry anthologies, and covers for 10 other books.
David recently moved from Lincoln, England, to Lansdowne in Ontario, Canada, where he lives with his wife and daughter, and their cats, Beezer, Henry, and Mo. You can read more about David and see some of his artwork on his personal website.