In October of 1978, Dave Crosland was born to hard-working
parents in the wilds of Buffalo, NY. Since graduating from
The Columbus College of Art and Design in 2000, he's pursued
a steady career in freelance illustration.
This talented young creator's art has appeared on
concert posters for bands such as Jane's Addiction, Rufus
Wainwright, and Galactic. This led to his work appearing as
a backdrop design for Incubus during Lollapalooza 2003. Crosland's
ties to the music world continued, as he created illustrations
for hip-hop guru Blueprint's solo album, "1988,"
and the worldwide release of Gym Class Heroes' gold record,
"As Cruel As School Children." Weaving his art into
the music industry also pushed Dave's work into the world
of extreme sports, as he created two lines of board designs
for Ride Snowboards.
He's taken a bite out of the editorial world, doing spot illustrations
and full-page portraiture for magazines like Spin, Venus,
Tastes Like Chicken, Metro LA, and Time Out Chicago. Dave's
artwork has graced the pages of comic books, from indie titles
such as Puffed and his original creations Kung
Fu Bus-Boy and Slop, to mainstream releases
like the cult-hit zombie epic, Everybody's DEAD and
film-inspired sequel, Scarface: Scarred For Life.
His solo comic work has appeared in various anthologies, including
the critically-acclaimed Popgun Anthology and Meathaus.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 2005, he was able to delve
into the world of animation, pitching concepts for original
cartoons and doing character design work for the major studios
of Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers Animation, and Walt Disney
Dave Crosland's original artwork has been enjoyed by private
collectors of all ages, both in the USA and abroad.
Dave has recently returned to Los Angeles, CA, where he's
feverishly working on a new line of creator-owned comics,
pitches for animated projects, and a new body of fine art
paintings and drawings.