About The Illustrator

David Messing

After graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a split major of advertising design and sculpture, Dave started cartooning for youth-oriented magazines. Dave, his wife Sandy, and their boys Scott, Kevin and Adam have taught in their family-owned art school, Art 101, for twenty-five years.

Dave also designs and builds props and miniatures for film and print commercials. You have seen his work on T.V. and billboards and in national magazines and movies. His client list ranges from historical museums to Harley-Davidson to almost every car manufacturer.

He enjoys teaching and all forms of art, from sculpture to cartooning.