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David A Roach was born in Cardiff in 1965 and from an early age he was consumed with both a passion for drawing and writing and a deep seated love of comic books. After studying fine art and Philosophy in Art College he started to work at the age of 21 on the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic; 2000AD where he drew Judge Anderson and Nemesis The Warlock. 

With American comics welcoming British creators in the ‘90s he drew and inked numerous series’ for DC (Batman, Star Trek), Dark Horse (Aliens, Star Wars) Topps (Cadillacs and Dinosaurs) and Dynamite (Vampirella).  For many years David has also provided illustrations for Advertising and games including the popular Dungeons and Dragons series. As a writer he has contributed to numerous art and comic magazines and is the author or co-author of 16 books including The Warren Companion (Twomorrows), The Art of War (Carlton), Lifestyle Illustrations of the 50s and 60s (Fiell), The Art of Jose Gonzalez, Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art and the Art of Vampirella (all for Dynamite). 

He recently worked on Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics masterclass (Watson –Guptil) and his 17th book; Masters of British Comic Art is set for release by Rebellion in 2019.

In recent years David has diversified into storyboards and games working on the Warhammer movie, the Vinci’s Demons TV series and the Dr Who Infinity computer game. He is currently working on the Dr Who comic strip (which he has been with for 17 years now) along with Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson for 2000AD and a mountain of commissions for fans.

In parallel with his comics career he also works in fine art and is looking forward to his first solo exhibition and book of drawings. He has curated and participated in group exhibitions in the UK and Poland, has been a keynote speaker at academic conferences. He still lives and works in Cardiff where he shares a house with more books, comics and magazines than is entirely sensible.

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