David Seidman has been professionally illustrating since graduating from the University of the Arts in 2001. He is the ongoing cover artist for the popular Charmed comic series and has done work on comics such as Se7en, The Straw Men and Grimm Fairy Tales. David's work has also been commissioned by publishers such as Wizards of the Coast, Penguin, and Orbit as well as popular rock bands like Coheed and Cambria. His illustrations have been featured in several Spectrum Fantastical Art books, Infected by Art Volumes 3 & 4 as well as D' Artiste and Expose. David resides in Philadelphia.
"But how did I get here? While I always enjoyed being creative, it's hard to remember how everything got so serious and my life started to depend on it. That's not a bad thing mind you, just a different way to think about something you always loved doing. My parents saw my passion and encouraged it. My instructors saw talent and refined it. Then, at some point after my graduation from the University of the Arts, people started noticing my creativity and requested it. The process sounds simple, but that doesn't define you. Disappointment, success, fatigue, motivation, sleepless nights and a drive to pursue this thing I could not live without helped lead me to this point. There is no on/off button, just a complex circuit board that needs all the right components to work. Each day I try to add new parts. Hopefully, I will never stop building."
All images // David Seidman