about dave


Who are you?

I am a cartoonist who specializes in humorous illustration and single panel gag cartoons. I also draw the cartoon strip Pet Peeves, which is distributed nationally by Gatehouse Media's "More Content Now" news service to its network of more than 600 publications, including 125 daily newspapers, along with over 520 affiliated news sites​. My previous comic strip, Grey Matter, was published in 100 weekly newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. www.davelondon.com is where I display my portfolio and answer your questions. I like to think of my work as "Cartoon Art." I will custom design a cartoon or illustration for your business or personal needs, whether that be in a magazine, newspaper, online, in a book, on a T-shirt, for an advertisement, business cards, postcards, office presentations, retirement gifts, holiday gifts, or any number of infinite possibilities.

Where have you been published?

My cartoons have been published in magazines, newspapers, and online. I have also been commissioned by people and entities for personalized cartoons. This is a partial client list:

The Wall Street Journal
The Saturday Evening Post
Reader's Digest
USA Weekend
Medical Economics
Utne Reader
Reminisce Magazine
Parkhurst Exchange
Cortlandt Forum
Woman's World
The Optimist
Weekly World News
Naples Illustrated
Palm Beach Illustrated
Simply the Best Magazine
Mass Lawyers Weekly
The Connecticut Lawyer
The Minnesota Lawyer
Schoolsports Magazine
America Magazine
Boston Magazine

United States Naval Institute's Proceedings Magazine

Union Communication Services, Inc. Graphics Packet
Putnam Investments
Gatehouse Media, Inc.
City of Boston Information Technology Department
The Lynn Museum & Historical Society
Mass State Auto Dealers Association
Tufts University
Boston College Law School
The Loomis Chaffee School
Choate, Hall & Stewart
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
The Vilna Shul
Mark Twain Masquers Theater
The Woburn Advocate
Ross Tucker's Hot Cat Jazz Band
Boston City Councilor Michael Ross
Arthur J. Bazinet Accounting Services
"Everything Hurts" by Larry Jay Tish
Wethersfield, CT Republican Party
Netwits Magazine

Nat'l Treasury Employees Union - Chapter 293

How can I commission a custom cartoon?

Contact me at 617-852-2035 to discuss your cartoon needs. I will quote you a price and explain my work process to you. In short, I will brainstorm with you to create ideas, provide you with sketches of the preliminary product for your approval (where you have the opportunity to comment and make changes), and then, once you give me the go-ahead, I begin work on the final product.

I'm a techie-what materials do you use?

Lately I've been working in electronic media (drawing and coloring on my iPad using Procreate or Comic Draw, or using a Wacom Cintiq and Photoshop on my MacBook Pro). When I draw and color by hand, I use non-repro blue pencils for sketching and Sakura Pigma Micron markers, PITT artist pens, or crowquill nibs dipped in india ink for final inking. For coloring, I like Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Inks or Liquitex Professional Inks. I use Bristol Board or illustration board when I need a heavier surface, but I also draw my gag cartoons on cheap photocopier paper. Really, it all depends on the specific project and what I feel like using at the time. If you have a preference, just let me know.

I have more questions-can I call you?

Absolutely! You can reach me on my studio line at 617-852-2035 or email me. I'm happy to answer all your questions (for free!).