Dave Whamond

Dave Whamond’s illustrations have been published in Sports Illustrated, Psychology Today, Owl, National Geographic World, Boston Globe, Readers Digest and the Wall Street Journal

He has worked on numerous major national ad campaigns including Canadian Superstores, Coke, Barqs, Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Visa, Chrysler, and Taco Bell. Whamond taught third and fourth year illustration at his alma mater, the Alberta College of Art and Design, from 1997 through 2006.

Whamond has illustrated over 25 children’s books, including the Oddrey series, the Hot Dog and Bob series, Boy Meets Dog, Alphabest, and My Think-a-ma-jink. The latter was animated for a Bookaboo episode, a TV show for CBC and BBC. 

His comic panel, Reality Check (gocomics.com), syndicated by Universal Uclick, is going into its twentieth year and appears daily in newspapers worldwide. It was nominated as best comic panel by the National Cartoonists Society. 

Whamond has won numerous awards including four Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society for Magazine, Newspaper, and Advertising Illustration. His children’s books have won two Blue Spruce Awards and a Silver Birch Award for best children’s book of the year. His book, Oddrey and the New Kid was nominated for a Blue Spruce Award. 

His first book with Annick Press is Superbrain:The Insider’s Guide to Getting Smart (Spring 2015). His comic-inspired illustrations give the book a sense of fun and energy. 

He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.

Annick Press books
illustrated by Dave Whamond