A New York Times Best SELLER and my newest book
….a dizzyingly happy ending - New York Times
Mercy triumphs over vengeance - Wall Street Journal
Cheeky evidence of the power of killing them with kindness - and cuteness - Publishers Weekly
Picture books and
David Gordon has art directed and/or worked on visual development, layout, and character design for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar, including such movies as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life, and Cars; BlueSky’s Robots and Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants; as well as animated commercials for companies like Cheerios and Nike.
He has also written and illustrated many children’s books, among them Hansel and Diesel, The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, and Smitten. He is one of the authors of the acclaimed graphic novels Out of Picture I and Out of Picture II, and one of three illustrators of Jon Scieszka’s 52-book, N.Y. Times best-selling series, Trucktown.
His newest book is Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery.
His shows include MoMA’s Pixar, Twenty Years of Animation,
Paris’s Galerie Arludnik, The Art of Out of Picture and various Society of Illustrators’ group shows.
He does commercial storyboards for Saatchi, BBDO, Y&R, TBWA Chiat, Weiden+Kennedy, and McCann Worldgroup.
He was trained at Parsons and the New York Academy of Art.
For book projects, please contact my agent, Jodi Reamer at Writers House.
For storyboard projects, contact me directly or visit davidgordonstoryboards.com.
and school visits
I’ll come to your school, conference, book festival or library and give a really fun presentation. Tailored to grade level, age and size of audience, this can include
all or a combination of the following:
- a reading of one or several of my books,
- a drawing demonstration, either traditionally or on my laptop via projector,
- a slide show of my career - from art school to Pixar, Nickelodeon and BlueSky studios,
- and how I create books from sketch to finished product.
I charge $750 a day for three 45 minute presentations. I'll discount $100 if books are sold.
For more information or to arrange an appearance, send me an email