Dave Whamond Portrait

Dave Whamond’s illustrations have been published in Sports Illustrated, Psychology Today, Owl, Readers Digest, National Geographic World, Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal.

He has worked on numerous major national ad campaigns including Canadian Superstore, Coke, Barqs, Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Visa, Chrysler, Canadian Tire and Taco Bell.

Whamond has illustrated over 50 children’s books including the Oddrey series, the Hot Dog and Bob series, Boy Meets Dog, Alphabest and My Think-a-ma-jink. His book, My Think-a-ma-jink was animated for a Bookaboo episode, a TV show for CBC and BBC. He has recently illustrated the new book, Braids by Robert Munsch as well as a series of math educational books for Pearson Education.

His comic panel, Reality Check (gocomics.com), syndicated by Universal Uclick is going into it’s 23rd year and appears daily in newspapers worldwide. It was nominated twice as best comic panel by the National Cartoonists Society.

Whamond has won numerous awards including 5 Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society for Magazine, Book, Newspaper, and Advertising illustration (13 nominations). His children’s books have won two Blue Spruce Awards, a Red Cedar Award and a Silver Birch Award for Best Children’s book of the year.

His new graphic novel, Nick the Sidekick, is due for release in April, 2018.

Visit Dave’s website: davewhamond.com