Dave Whamond’s work has appeared in publications such as Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Psychology Today, OWL, MacLeans, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic, Outdoor Canada and many others.
He has worked on national campaigns in Canada and the US for Taco Bell, Tim Hortons, Canadian Superstores/Loblaw, Labatts, Dominos, Advil, Chrysler, VISA, Bell, Barqs, McDonalds, Canadian Tire, Coca Cola, Disney and NASA.
He has worked on over 30 books including the “Oddrey” series, “My Think-a-ma-jink”, the “The Adventures of Hot Dog and Bob” series, and the new Robert Munsch book, “Braids”. His new book, “Frank and Laverne” is in stores now.
Dave has won numerous awards such as the Blue Spruce award for both “My Think-a-ma-jink” and “Oddrey” as well as a Silver Birch award for “Secret Agent Y.O.U.” He has been nominated for 10 Reuben awards for the National Cartoonists Society and has won 4 of them, for Magazine Illustration, Advertising Illustration, Newspaper Illustration and Best Book Illustration.
His internationally syndicated panel comic Reality Check has appeared daily since 1995 in papers such as the Miami Herald, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Toronto Star, Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, Minneapolis Star Tribune and others. It was nominated for best cartoon panel of the year by the National Cartoonists Society.
Dave also taught 3rd and 4th year illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design from 1997 to 2006.