David A. Davis

Writer, Educator, Illustrator


David Davis is a writer, illustrator, and educator who lives in Southern California. He earned his Associate’s degree from Mt. San Jacinto College, his Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Riverside, and his Master’s degree from California State University San Marcos.

He is currently employed as a tutor and teacher at Mt. San Jacinto College. David also writes and illustrates original comic projects and helps run a webcomic organization he co-founded.

He often writes short stories, literary criticism, and articles. He finds himself working where he can to expand his publishing credits.

He’s always able to make time to talk to those who want a friendly ear, however.

For more information, you can download his C.V. 

For further references or any burning questions, please contact him using the Contact page.

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David A. Davis

Career and Achievements

Education

Graduated West Valley High School in 2005.

Attended Mt. San Jacinto College sporadically from 1999 to 2008 during general, pre-adult education.

Attended Mt. San Jacinto College in 2008, graduated in 2012.

Attended the University of California, Riverside in 2012, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 2015.

Attended California State University San Marcos in Fall 2016, graduated with an M.A. in Literature and Writing Studies in 2018.

Work Experience (Education)

Teaching: August 2018 – Current

Teaching English at Mt. San Jacinto Community College as of Fall 2019.

Taught GEW 101B, a composition studies course, at CSUSM in the Fall of 2018.

Tutor Mentoring: Spring 2016 to Spring 2017 (one year term)

Served as a mentor and supervisor on the floor of the Learning Resource Center at Mt. San Jacinto College.

Tutoring: 2008 – Ongoing

Serving as a Faculty Tutor at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Learning Resource Center as of Fall 2019.

Serving as a tutor for Sylvan Learning Center’s Tribal outreach program with the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians as of January 2019.

Served as a Tutor Rank IV since 2010 at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Learning Resource Center.

Work Experience (General)

Community Management: 2017 – Ongoing

Serving as a community manager and co-founder of the Comicadia online comics collective and publisher.

Self Publishing: 2010 – Ongoing

Engaged in self-publishing and marketing different media of own creation through revenue streams such as merchandise, ads, crowdfunding, and convention sales and appearances.

Freelance Illustration and Writing: 2005 – Ongoing

Engaged in ongoing work as a freelance illustrator and writer, creating work for individuals through commissions to work for publishers including MTV Studios, Antarctic Press, and Radio Comix. 

Contributed to many small press anthologies, mostly through drawing and writing comics.

Food Runner: February 2019 – August 2019

Temporary position at the Fairway Cafe at the Soboba Casino and Resort as a Food Runner and later Line Expo.

Temp position: Early 2006 – Late 2007

Temporary tester at an engineering firm through a job service. Duties included but were not limited to: digital radiographic imaging, voltage, and capacitor testing, and chemical coating electronic components. Tasked to design testing rigs to verify components of pacemakers and missiles would carry proper voltage.

Publication History

Contributor to CBR.com and HauntedMTL.com since January of 2019.

Published a Master’s thesis: Dark Lens: Postcolonial Lovecraftian Interactive Fiction in 2018 at CSUSM.

Published various independent and small press comic publications: 2006 – Present; Most recently was Cosmic Dash Vol. 1 for Jarlidium Press in 2018.

Written several comic publications for Nickelodeon magazine: 2010 – 2012.

Written and illustrated several publications for Antarctic Press and Radio Comix: 2009 – 2012.

Conferences

Presented at the California State University San Marcos 2018 Spring Humanities Conference.

Presented at the 2018 Association of Colleges for Tutoring & Learning Assistance Conference in San Diego on behalf of MSJC.

Presented at the 2017 California Community Colleges’ Success Network Conference at Pasadena City College on behalf of MSJC.

Presented as a Top 10 Creator in Platinum Studios’ “Comic Book Challenge” in 2007 at Comic-Con San Diego.