David first started to draw when he was very young, taking inspiration from his greatest companions: books and comics. His first endeavours into illustration were the Star Wars and Indiana Jones 'mash up' comics he created for his older brother and sister as a child. David's ideas all start in his sketchbook, and usually with a doodle. That's how his first picture book The Bear and The Piano came about. It went on to win 'Best illustrated book' at the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. As well as creating wonderful children's books, he also spends one day a week lecturing students in illustration, graphic design and animation. David's work has appeared across a range of different media, magazines, newspapers, books and on t-shirts.