David T Wenzel is an illustrator and children’s book artist. He is best known for his visualization of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, illustrated in graphic novel format. The Hobbit, Graphic Novel is one of the most successful graphic format adaptations of a piece of classic literature.
Many will also remember him from the days when he worked on The Avengers for Marvels Comics.
Over his career David has worked for most of the major publishers and been able to work with a cast of talented authors. Always intrigued by mythology, fantasy and folk tales, some of his favorite projects have been the ones that gave him the freedom to visualize creatures and characters from his imagination. Kingdom of the Dwarves, written by Robb Walsh, published by Centaur Books, allowed David to recreate an entire underground civilization based on the archeological dig at Aegol Barrow. The Wizard’s Tale, by Kurt Busiek, tells the tale of Evernight, a land ruled by a consortium of evil Wizards, who find one of their kind harbors a dangerous glimmer of good in him.
Want a chance to meet this amazing artist in the flesh and ask him to draw you a fish, so juicy sweeeeeeeet?
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