David Chelsea grew up in Portland, Oregon, and later moved to New York City for a spell. He is the author of the graphic novels David Chelsea in Love and Welcome to the Zone, as well as the instructional book Perspective!: A Guide for Comic Book Artists and its sequel Extreme Perspective!: Curvilinear And Beyond, which is due out from Watson-Guptill in 2011. His comics and illustration have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the New York Observer, and the anthology Top Shelf. He lives in Portland, Oregon.