The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is pleased to announce David Petersen
as the inaugural Keynote Speaker
. David Petersen is best known as the creator of Mouse Guard
. He enjoys fantasy, folklore, myth, and legend. Even more than that, he loves to draw and write about it. A steady diet of cartoons, comics, and tree-climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album - Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). He won the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work in both 2014 and 2015.
David is a cartoonist and children's book illustrator who began his career in 2004 with the release of Voices
, a self-published anthology from ComiXpress. Possessing a distinctive art style reminiscent of A.A. Milne (creator of Winnie the Pooh), Petersen has worked on such comics as The Dark Crystal
, Snowy Valentine
, and Muppets & Fairytales
from Archaia, as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series
from IDW. His artwork also graced the cover for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con program, as well as the show-exclusive t-shirt.
David and his wife Julia reside in Michigan with their 2 dogs, Bronwyn and Coco.