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  If You Need Quick and Eye Catching Illustrations.....​​​​

Call The Illustrator who is used to creative thinking, flexibility and the pressure of deadlines, due to a long association with daily newspapers as an editorial cartoonist. I have also worked with publishers such as Owlkids and Kids Can Press and for such clients as Nissan Canada, General Mills, McCarthy Tetrault, Walmart and Met Life to mention a few. This work involves developing conceptual ideas, book illustration, storyboards, renderings, visuals for Powerpoint and other presentations, customized caricatures and more.


For more examples of my work please see "Portfolio" at the bottom of this page.


I have illustrated a number of children’s books including “Friend or Foe” The whole Truth about Animals that People Love to Hate. Written by Etta Kaner and published by Owlkids Books 2015.


Silverbirch non-fiction Honour Book 2017.
Nominated For:

Finalist, the Silverbirch Nonfiction Award 2017.
The Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice willow Award 2016,
The Alberta Rocky Mountain Book Awards 2016,
Nominated for the BC Red Cedar Children’s Choice Award 2016-17

Illustrator of “And the Winner Is…” Amazing Animal Athletes. Written by Etta Kaner and published by Kidscan Press 2013.

Winner Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. 2014

Winner Rainforest of Reading, Ontario Library Association. 2014

Winner Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre. 2013.

Nominated For:
Grand Canyon Reader Award, Non-fiction. [Short-listed] 2016
Silverbirch Non-fiction Express, Ontario Library Association [short-listed] 2014
Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award [Short-listed] 2014

I am the author of two children’s books, Whispers from the Bushveld and More Tales from the Bushveld, both of which I also illustrated. These are available through Shuter & Shooter, an educational publisher based in South Africa and are prescribed reading in the school system there. Three of my short stories and a one-act play have been accepted into the South African school curriculum.

I am a member of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers [CANSCAIP,] The Canadian Children’s Book Centre and The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists. [CAECA.]

I am available for:
School and Library Author visits.
Illustration workshops.
Talks on editorial cartooning and illustration for kids and adults.


Political Cartoonist for several South African newspapers including the anti-apartheid mouthpiece The Rand Daily Mail and that country's largest daily, The Johannesburg Star before moving to Canada. Produced editorial work for many major Canadian newspapers and for such clients as Rogers Media, Bell Global Media, Can West and Maclean Hunter


. Winner of  several national awards including The Standard Bank Cartoon of the Year [South Africa] and The Duncan Macpherson Award For Editorial Cartooning [Canada.] 

Image from "Return of the wattled cranes" A one act play for grade 7 students.

David Anderson

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