DC Artists Workshop Alumni Class of 2015

David Messina

ROME, ITALY

After graduating from the Scuola Internazionale Di Comics of Rome, David Messina worked in the animation business (storyboarding and character design) and graphic advertising before breaking into comics.

He started as a colorist for Devil’s Due on Voltron and G.I. Joe Frontline, and did art and colors for the prequel of Cla$$War for Com.X, and art direction for Scarabeo Publishing’s Arcana Mater (in addition to drawing the first issue of the series). As an artist he worked for IDW Publishing, launching the books Angel, True Blood and Star Trek (on the prequels Countdown and Countdown to Darkness and the tie-in to the J.J. Abrams’ movie), for Marvel on Ultimate Spiderman, Ultimate Wolverine, and Wolverine and the X-Men, and for Image on Popgun and the creator-owned book The Bounce. At DC he’s had runs on CATWOMAN (with Genevieve Valentine) and MIDNIGHTER (with Steve Orlando).

David has taught at the Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Rome since 2002.