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artist formerly known as Fritz
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United States
David Ayala began drawing on walls at an early age. Eventually he ran out of crayons and so he attended the world's only school for comics and cartooning: the Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey. Dave has since worked as a graphic artist for over 20 years. He is proficient in illustration, caricature, cartooning, comic book art, and graphics software such as Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Dave designed an overwhelming majority of the gaming tokens manufactured during the 1990s. Dave's professional background also includes designing interior and exterior signs for the Las Vegas casino market, he was the editorial cartoonist for the Ottumwa Courier, and he's since branched off into book illustrations, t-shirt design, privately commissioned work. Dave is currently hard at work on a series of mermaid illustrations for a Mermaid Art book; a graphic novel titled "Clockgirl and the League of Useless Superheroes";"Pineapple Street" , a traditional newspaper comic strip; and a series of novellas titled "Ann Zanity". and he recently penned "Diving Back into the Dating Pool" available on Amazon. All of these projects to be released through Lucky Thirteen Presents, a start-up indie small press collective.

David also has a bachelors degree in General Psychology. A few years back he released a solo CD through Fossil Records (which closed its doors about a year later). He plays a mean saxophone, as well as electric bass, electric guitars, synthesizers, and isn't a half bad drummer. He sings too, but the cat on the fence next door asked him to stop. Crazy cat. Dave feels a bit odd talking about himself in the third person but that doesn't stop him from wanting to eat your brains. Yum.

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Current Residence: Hell, Iowa
Favorite genre of music: Progressive metal/rock • Industrial • Jazz • Classical
Favorite photographer: That guy that took the photo of Tom, from Myspace.
Favorite cartoon character: Harley Quinn • Cerebus • Zootanapus • Fathom • Ashley 2.0 • Batgirl
Personal Quote: "Really, Speck, it looks like a rainbow thew up in here!" - Ann Zanity
I've abused the journal feature here throughout the years. Sharing the art and sharing interpersonal feelings through the same forum can create a conflict. Many people view the deviantART experience as a sterile environment to hang the art on the wall and keep private thoughts separate. What I see as the trouble with social networks is people filter it. Only the good comes to light (and with some persons, only the negative is shared). This is an illusion as we "advertise" our lives. Obviously, I want people to view my art. But my life has been a wreak for the past few years and so words and feelings expressed here, while honest, surely have worked in a manner that was counterproductive to sharing my art.

"He draws pretty mermaids, but he sure is angry."

My life has changed drastically this past week. I now have hope. And while I've shared so much failure, gloom, and disappointment here, it it is thrilling to be able to share the positive. And those "watchers" those friends who have stuck with me throughout the years--many for over a decade--either to view my art, or for friendship, or simply because they've been too lazy to hit the unwatch button I thank you for putting up with my nonsense. And know that I'm likely to visit these waters more often. My creativity will go into overdrive at this point. I thank my muse for being who she is, and I publicly thank God for bringing her to me when I needed her most.

But don't expect this page to be any less honest. If I'm angry at something in the world, I will likely express that here, as I now express my great joy. Art is about expression, and it's easy to express those views when the majority agrees with you. But it is so much more worthwhile to be in the minority, to be the check that balances. But today, I simply get to be happy. It's been a long time coming.

Watch this space.

  • Watching: the world burn

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vanilla-vanilla Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Hey guy, happy birthday. Hope it's a good one and all's well over your way... :beer:
DavidAyala Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I'm still alive and kicking!
AnyaUribe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Have a very Happy B day! :aww:
DavidAyala Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin) I brings muchHave your cake and eat it too in celebration!
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