"From what grave did I come? From what evil mixture was I compounded?"








David Crosland a.k.a. King Gum
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 Animation.

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.


Education:

Columbus College of Art and Design, Class of 2000, Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts/Illustration


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

We Can Be Heroes – D-Structure (San Francisco) – upcoming August 2009
Pick Up The Pieces – Utopia Salon (San Francisco) – 2008
Wine Women & Song – WINE (San Francisco) – 2007
Suggested Listening – The Seventh Heart (San Francisco) – 2007


Selected Group Exhibitions:

Suite Jesus – 111 Minna Gallery (San Francisco) – 2008
I Am 8-BIT: V3.0– World of Wonder (Los Angeles) – 2008
Vinyl Apocalypse – Lower Haters (San Francisco) – 2008
Heavy Hitterz: Manila – Pablo Gallery (Quezon City, Philippines) – 2008
Under The Influence: A Tribute To Stan Lee – Gallery 1988 (Los Angeles) – 2008
Dirty Birds – Lower Haters (San Francisco) – 2007 - 08
Heavy Hitterz – Agesong Gallery (San Francisco) – 2007
As You See It... *3-man show* – 550 Bryant (San Francisco) – 2007
The Indie – Gallery 1988SF (San Francisco) – 2007
Paper Pushers – Gallery 1988 (Los Angeles) – 2006
I Am 8-BIT – Gallery 1988 (Los Angeles) – 2006
Punk to Funk *2-man show* – Meltdown Gallery ((Los Angeles) – 2005
The Haunted Doll House – Copro/Nason Gallery (Santa Monica, CA) – 2003


Selected Live Art Performances:

ArtNowSF Presents.*semi-weekly* – Double Dutch (San Francisco) – 2008
Veni Vedi Vici: Juxtapoz Release Party – Club 6 (San Francisco) – 2008
Soul Dressing II with Cut Chemist – Safari Sam’s (Los Angeles) – 2007
The Indie – Gallery 1988SF (San Francisco) – 2007
Chicago Funk Jam – The Black Beetle (Chicago) – 2006, 2005
Chronicle Books/ I Am 8-BIT Book Release Party – 111 Minna (San Francisco) – 2006
Mallrats 10th Anniv. DVD Release Party – Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash (LA) – 2005
MF DOOM – The Metro (Chicago) – 2004


Selected Published Comics Work:

Everybody's DEAD – IDW Publishing – 2008
Scarface: Scarred For Life – IDW Publishing – 2007
Slop: Analecta – Image Comics – 2005
Bad Ideas – Image Comics – 2005
Penguin Beef – Self Published – 2005
Emily: An Oogeyville Tale – Self Published – 2005
Hell Yes: A Tribute To Beckdom – Self Published – 2005
Acid Bomb – Self Published – 2004
Heaven, LLC – Image Comics – 2004
Puffed – Image Comics – 2003 - 04
Slop 1 - 9 – Self Published – 2000 - 07


Selected Comic Anthology and Pinup Appearances:


Pigeons From Hell – color pinup – Dark Horse Comics – 2008
Emily Edison – color pinup – Viper Comics
– 2006
Deep Sleeper – black & white pinup – 2005
Grrl Scouts: Work Sucks – black & white pinup – 2004
Meathaus 5 - 7 – short stories
Ragtag 2 - 3 – short stories


Character Design for Animation:

The Alicia Keys Mysteries – Walt Disney Animation – 2005
Thundercats – Warner Brothers Animation – 2005
The Lost Boys – Warner Brothers Animation – 2005
Hot Peas 'N' Butter – Cartoon Network – 2005


Album Art, Flyers, and Poster Designs:
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Gym Class Heroes "As Cruel As School Children" album art – Decaydence/Fueled By Ramen – 2006
Blueprint "1988" album art/flyer art – Rhymesayers Entertainment – 2005
The Receiving End Of Sirens – tour posters – 2005, 2006
The Crest "Skeptik" album art – 2005
Half-Massive "Mindless/Sightless" album art – 2005
Appogee – apparel design – 2005
Left Engine EP – album art – 2005
The Echidnas "The High Rise" album art – 2004
Incubus – Lollapalooza backdrop artwork – 2003
Kindergarten – album art – 2003
Jane’s Addiction – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Cake – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Beth Orton – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Galactic – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Cowboy Junkies – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Rufus Wainwright – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Chemical Brothers/Sasha & Digweed – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Jewel – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Saves The Day – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Lee "Scratch" Perry – poster art – Drowning Creek Studios - 2001 - 02
Rancid Yak Butter Tea Party – flyer art – 1999 - 2000


Editorial and Product Illustration Clients:

Deadbeatsister
Mad Magazine
Mad Kids
Time Out Chicago
Metro LA
Tastes Like Chicken
Venus
Faesthetic
Clamor
Redefine
Undefeated
Cleveland Free Times
Spin
Ride Snowboards/K2-Sports
MTV
Paizo Publishing
Jak Prints
Clear Channel Entertainment
American Greetings


Selected Bibliography:

Your Music Magazine – "a few words with artist Dave Crosland" – 4 page interview – 2008
Tattoo Savage Magazine – 6 page artist feature – 2002


Lectures:


Cartoon Art Museum – Cartoonist-In-Residence – San Francisco, CA – April, 2008

University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ – Sequential Illustration Class Presentation/
Illustration Department Lecture – 2005


For all electronic and/or paper correspondence:

Dave Crosland/Hiredmeat
3244 Helen Street
Oakland, CA 94608

dave@hiredmeat.com