David Marquez was born in London and grew up in Houston, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in History and Government and earning teaching certificate for high school history, he chose to take a risk to pursue his passion for illustration. Immediately he was hired on as an animator on Warner Independent Pictures’ A SCANNER DARKLY.
Since SCANNER, David has worked to a variety of small press and creator-owned comics projects. In 2009, he began work on the original graphic novel, SYNDROME, for Archaia Entertainment and Fantasy Prone, slated for a August 2010 release. David is currently working on the second volume of Days Missing with Phil Hester for Archaia Entertainment and Roddenberry Productions.
David currently resides in Austin, Texas with his girlfriend, Tara (pronounced “Tahr-uh,” not “Tear-uh”), and dog, Shisha. He fills what little free time that’s left practicing Aikido and tutoring test-taking strategies for the law school and med school entrance exams.
Photo by Tara Cowan