David Davis is a writer, illustrator, and educator who lives in Southern California and keeps himself very, very busy. He's always able to make time to talk to those who want to work with him, however.
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  • Graduated West Valley High School in 2005

  • Attended Mt. San Jacinto College sporadically from 1999 to 2008 during my general, pre-adult education.

  • Attended Mt. San Jacinto College in 2008, graduated in 2012.

  • Attended the University of California, Riverside in 2012, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 2015.

  • Attended California State University San Marcos in Fall 2016, graduated with an M.A. in Literature and Writing Studies in 2018.

Work Experience

Teaching: August 2018 - December 2018

I taught GEW 101B, a composition studies course, at CSUSM in the Fall of 2018.

Community Management: 2017 - Ongoing

I am currently a community manager and co-founder of the Comicadia online comic collective and publisher.

Tutor Mentoring: Spring 2016 to Spring 2017 (one year term)

I served as a mentor and supervisor on the floor of the Learning Resource Center at Mt. San Jacinto College.

Tutoring: 2008 -2018

I have served as a Tutor Rank IV since 2010 at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Learning Resource Center.

Self Publishing: 2010 - Ongoing

I have engaged in self publishing and marketing different media of own creation through revenue streams such as merchandise, ads, crowdfunding, and convention sales and appearances.

Freelance Illustration and Writing: 2005 - Ongoing

I have engaged in ongoing work as a freelance illustrator and writer, creating work for individuals through commissions to work for publishers including MTV Studios, Antarctic Press, and Radio Comix. I have also contributed to many small press anthologies, mostly through drawing and writing comics.

Temp position: Early 2006 - Late 2007

I stood out as a temporary tester at an engineering firm through a job service. Duties included but were not limited to: digital radiographic imaging, voltage and capacitor testing, and chemical coating electronic components. Eventually I was tasked to design testing rigs to verify components of pacemakers and missiles would carry proper voltage.

Publication History

  • I published a Master’s thesis: Dark Lens: Postcolonial Lovecraftian Interactive Fiction in 2018 at CSUSM

  • I have published various independent and small press comic publications: 2006 - Present; Most recently was Cosmic Dash Vol. 1 for Jarlidium Press in 2018

  • I have written several comic publications for Nickelodeon magazine: 2010 - 2012

  • I have written and illustrated several publications for Antarctic Press and Radio Comix: 2009 - 2012


  • Presented at the California State University San Marcos 2018 Spring Humanities Conference

  • Presented at the 2018 Association of Colleges for Tutoring & Learning Assistance Conference in San Diego on behalf of MSJC

  • Presented at the 2017 California Community Colleges’ Success Network Conference at Pasadena City College on behalf of MSJC

  • Presented as a Top 10 Creator in Platinum Studios’ “Comic Book Challenge” in 2007 at Comic-Con San Diego

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