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ABOUT THE ARTIST

I'm a freelance Illustrator and designer based out of the Philly burbs.  In 1st grade, I revealed in my autobiography Me Book that I wanted to be the cartoon character Ziggy.  I also wanted to be an artist.  With the help of an Ed Emberly drawing book, hours of cartoons and a “healthy” diet of sugary cereals, I doodled my way through school on to college to study graphic design. Taking classes like typography and color theory helped make me a better illustrator. My retro art style developed from my love of the mid-century modern aesthetic. I'm inspired by Walt Disney, Mary Blair, Charles Schultz, Jim Flora, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Henson, Hanna Barbera,  1950’s Sci-Fi Movies, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock and character advertising icons.  As a kid I always drew what I liked.  I still get to do that today.  I feel very fortunate to have a career I love.  And...if things don't work out in the art world - I could still be Ziggy!    

CLIENTS

Disney • Pixar • Target • Warner Bros • 20th Century Fox • Universal • CBS • Dreamworks • Lionsgate • Laika • Marvel Studios • DC Comics • Nickelodeon • Cartoon Network • Lucasfilm • Mattel • Hasbro • USAopoly • Galison/Mudpuppy • Simon & Schuster • Penguin Random House • Bento Box Entertainment • Wawa Inc. • Purina • Peanuts • The Beatles • Metallica

GALLERIES

WonderGround - Downtown Disney in CA & Disney Springs in FL • Gallery 1988 - Los Angeles, CA • SpokeArt - San Francisco, CA •

Mondo Gallery - Austin, TX • Bottleneck Gallery - Brooklyn, NY • Gallery Nucleus - Alhambra, CA • All-Star Gallery - Chicago, IL •

Bear and Bird Gallery - Lauderhill, FL • French Paper Art Gallery - Paris, France • Phone Booth Gallery - Long Beach, CA

© 2019 Dave Perillo Art

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