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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

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, Trucktown. His newest book is Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery, a New York Times bestseller.

  • His shows include MoMA’s Pixar, Twenty Years of Animation.
  • Paris’s Galerie Arludnik, The Art of Out of Picture and various Society of Illustrators’ group shows.
  • He does commercial storyboards for Saatchi, BBDO, Y&R, TBWA Chiat, Weiden+Kennedy, and McCann Worldgroup.
  • He was trained at Parsons and the New York Academy of Art.

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