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Welcome to my website.
I've been a freelance comic book artist/ graphic artist/ editorial cartoonist/ illustrator for the last 30 years.
Feel free to check out my new series the supernatural western "Shadow of the West" #1-6 now uploaded. Please click on the link to view.
My wife Monica Sharp & I published our "Chronicles of PANDA KHAN" comic book series in the 1980's and '90s after it had appeared in Richard Harris's fanzine and been published by Wendy and Richard Pini (ELFQUEST).
Click on the blue Panda Khan title above to read scans of our entire series and other Brotherhood of P'an stories (like TALES OF THE BROTHERHOOD) that were published elsewhere, like back-up stories in Usagi Yojimbo.
Monica and I are working on getting all the Panda Khan stories re-lettered and colored and put together as a graphic novel. Details to follow on this website… 
Read Monica's blog PANDEMIC to learn what we're doing lately. or go to my Facebook page
 https://www.facebook.com/davegarciaart or
visit my deviantArt PandaKhan-DaveGarcia
 in the meantime…
I attended Baja Con-El Inicio https://www.facebook.com/BajaComicCon in Tijuana November 15th. Had a good time and met some cool artists, cosplayers, and fans.
Some background on me...
Peter Laird contacted me to adapt the '80's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES cartoon show storyboards for the 2issue mini-series of Archie's Comics TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES "Return of the Shredder", which followed my inking the 3-issue mini-series, Heroes on a Half-Shell, penciled by Michael Dooney. Both of those mini-series were reprinted many times by Archie Comics. Random House released them as comics with audiocassettes to listen and read the story. I bought my 6 year old son licensed TMNT-decorated tennis shoes in boxes that were decorated with my artwork from the comics
I kept working on that regular TMNT Adventure series with Michael Dooney, Ken Mitchroney, Steve Bissette, and others in the early years. Pete and Kev asked Monica and i if Panda Khan could join the original Playmates TMNT toy line as a good guy action figure. Click this link "TMNT ADVENTURES" to see original art, photos and more.
I worked with creator Ben Edlund on the original "TICK" comic book series and continued drawing New England Comics spin-offs such as "PAUL THE SAMURAI" and a host of  "TICK" comics.
I drew Steven Spielberg's "TINY TOON ADVENTURES" for Warner Brothers foreign publishing.
I've drawn illustrations for Bantam Books, Fox Kids, Starlog Magazine, and numerous regional and local magazine and book publishers.
I work with a number of advertising and design studios in both northern and southern California, working on projects ranging from business logos and mascots, lobby posters, album covers, full color T-shirt designs, as well as
Disney's Vista credit union's annual reports in "comic book" and "Golden Book" form.
I draw weekly editorial cartoons for my local desert print newspaper, the Imperial Valley Press, here in California.
I dig history and westerns. I love B movies, animation, horror, and Sci-Fi.

 
 
 
 
  Click the "sketchbook" link to see drawings & photos from conventions and appearances.
Click  "Editorial Cartoons" to see those.
I like drawing commissions featuring classic, original, and just plain cool genre characters.
If you're interested in an original drawing or buying original comic art pages, my Contact info is on the "Contact Us" page.
Dave




All original art © Dave Garcia- (except where noted)
Panda Khan Logos & Shadow of the West Logo by designer Frank Limon
Return of the Shredder 1989 TMNTAdv 2-issue mini series art by Dave Garcia
at Baja Comic-Con 2014 sketching for fans
Click on image to see more Editorial Cartoons
Philip Jose Farmer's Barnstormer of Oz
Commission: The Barnstormer of Oz
Click on Cover Art to read "Shadow ot the West"1
Panda Khan
Super Duck vs Panda Khan- Commission
Wonderwoman © DC comics
click image to Read Panda Khan issue 3
Illustration by Dave Garcia-Ad ©Redbeard.com
Private Commission
Vista Annual Report "Golden Book"
MONKEY AIRWAYS
the TICK © Ben Edlund
belmont park (colorpencil)- Private Commission
Click on Interior Art "Shadow of the West"
T-Shirt available @ http://www.zazzle.com/davegar*
wedding invitation©Warner Bros.
Cover Art, "Elvis Shrugged"
Private Commission
"Malfunction" T-Shirt available @http://www.zazzle.com/davegar*
Marker Rough
Product Illustration
she likes big hoses
Private Commission
Sin City © Frank Miller-Private Commission
Click on Shadow of the West #4
Flying Lion T-Shirts available@http://www.zazzle.com/davegar*
Vampire Bill-Private Commission
click on Gimli to meet Our Rescued Dogs
wear my rescue dogs tee on zazzle.com/davegar
Click image to Read Tales of the Brotherhood
Bride of Frankenstein and the Monster © Universal Original art © Dave Garcia
Panda Khan and PK

We attended San Diego Comic Fest at Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley this month and apparently that will be the last time it will be held there, because the Resort was bought in order to be torn down to make apartments and condos.
While Dave sat on Artist Alley, I volunteered with the Con. First they thought they'd put me in Children's Programming, putting all my years of working with elementary school children to use, but when I got there, they asked me to take food and drink to the Artists in Artists Alley from the Twilight Zone Cafe that was set up across the hall from the Artists. So, that's what I did. Other than Barbara Marker, Johnny B. Gerardy, Emily Rocha, and Eric Shanower, I hadn't met any of the artists in attendance before.
I used my service as a chance to ask artists and the dealers for donations of artwork to the animal shelter where Dave and I have adopted our dogs that weren't outright abandoned by our farm. The Humane Society of Imperial County serves the entire Imperial County and is attempting to become a no-kill shelter, the only no-kill shelter in our area and they were having a fundraiser on Oct. 26th. I have posted photos of some of the art that Barbara Marker, Tania "Interspecies Planet" Kelvin, and Jon "Blame it on the Dog" Esparza donated on our Contact Us page.

PANDEMIC

Dave is on deviantART.com now as PandaKhan-DaveGarcia. He couldn't be just "Panda Khan" because someone else had already taken that name. Dave created the name Panda Khan in 1981 when he painted a panda holding a kendo staff wearing traditional Chinese sparring robes. He envisioned that panda as emperor of all pandas, therefore the Panda Khan. That was my Valentine present for our first year of marriage, and the cover of the first issue of The Chronicles of Panda Khan. The original painting is in our living room, watching over us.
You might think that the first Panda Khan doesn't resemble pandas in the wild that much. His face was based on the first dog we had together, Bruce. My little sister Andra found a stray dog somewhere and brought him home, and we took him to live with us in San Diego.

sketch at SD Comic Fest
the Sharp-Garcia family circa 1985
Poor Kid, Paid Killer circa 1985
Shadow of the West #6
CLICK on image above for SHADOW OF THE WEST issue 6 © Dave Garcia
Head sketches $10. Full body $40
Paul the Samurai © Ben Edlund
Riverside, CA Mission Inn- Marker Rough
Tick © Ben Edlund
Vista Annual Report "Comic Book"
DOC SAVAGE
DOC SAVAGE, Man of Bronze © Conde Nast
Ad Art
Marker Rough for Vista Credit Union
Minutemen © DC comics- Private Commission
Ad Art©Redbeard.com
© Rogue pictures
© Archie comics
Superman © DC comics- Private Commission
Click on Interior Art "Shadow of the West" #2
Klingons © Paramount
Click on interior art "Shadow of the West" #3
CLICK ON Cover to read Panda Khan #4
Click on Panda Khan Special(#5)
Click on "Tales of the Brotherhood"
polar bear school mascot designs
Caricature of outgoing IV PRESS editor. Click to see Editorial Cartoons
SHADOW OF THE WEST Paper Doll
Panda Khan#2
click on image to see Panda Khan issue#2
click image to go to Pg 1 of Editorial Cartoons
TMNT commissions -rough & finished click on image
tOkKa :: !! terrible2z.com's customization of Playmates Toys TMNT Panda Khan
Kagome praying, Bug & Tatsu harmonizing. Click to see more
November Dress-up in Imperial County, CA
San Diego Comic Con Souvenir Program Book 1991 Pin-up
BARNYARD BLUEGRASS BAND
Cook Book © Dave Garcia
Assorted Vehicle Art for T-shirts
Rough Sketch & Final Art
Marker Design Mock-Up
Mad Eye Moody © JK Rowling
Mother#@%! Jedi © Lucasfilm
CHRONICLES OF PANDA KHAN #1 cover - original 1981 oil painting
Boris Karloff in the Mummy© Universal Studios
Librarian Rough Sketch & Finished Art © Dave Garcia
Coloring Book Front Cover
Doc & Indy Starlog Cartoon © Lucasfilm © Conde Nast
frogmen
Panda Khan pen & ink
ROGUE © Marvel comics
WONDER WOMAN © DC comics
Chancellor Gowron of the Klingon Empire © Paramount
Click on image to find how to contact me