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David Gordon

Biography

David Gordon

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 shows include Paris’s Galerie Arludnik, The Art of  Out of Picture, various Society of Illustrators’ group shows, and the MoMA’s Pixar, Twenty Years of Animation.

He does commercial storyboards for Saatchi, BBDO, Y&R, TBWA Chiat, Weiden+Kennedy, and McCann Worldgroup.

He was trained at Parsons, and more recently at the New York Academy of Art, adding to his portfolio of illustrations, a new body of fine-art oil paintings.

David Gordon

Books by David Gordon

Written by Jon Scieszka, Illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon - Children's, Picture, Youth Fiction

Melvin worries his way around Trucktown trying to find out who gave him a valentine. After everyone he asks says no, little Rita beeps her way to Melvin's attention. Did she give Melvin the valentine?