Twenty-eight year old David Trumble is an international award-winning cartoonist, author and illustrator, who rose to critical acclaim at the age of 21 as the youngest political cartoonist to work at the Sun Newspaper, one of the largest newspapers in the world with a daily readership of eight million. Trumble currently works as both an illustrator and author, having sold nearly a million children’s books. In addition, he writes and draws thought-provoking cartoons for the Huffington Post, which have garnered millions of views, and been featured internationally through media outlets that include The Today Show, Upworthy, NBS's iVillage, The Christian Science Monitor, Jezebel, The Boston Globe and The Sunday Times in the UK. Described as a "mega-watt talent" and a "consummate professional” by publishers, Trumble's recent illustrations for a Simon & Schuster book soared to the number one spot on Amazon’s “Mover & Shaker” list.
Sample of David Trumble's work:
10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter.
This work of David's originally appeared in the Huffington Post. View the article that went viral here.
David's Describes this piece: “Why do we paint all of our fictitious female role models with the same brush?” David told iVillage. “The cartoon is a satire that is not meant to glamorize the princess versions of the characters, but rather to make fun of the very limiting princess mold by showing how ridiculous it is to try to crowbar real-life heroes into the template," Trumble said. "It comes down to this: Our cultural ideal of a woman is this princess mold that has been captured by too many cartoon media outlets, books and movies. Being an ideal woman has come to mean squeezing your individual greatness into this archetype. My drawings are meant to convey that greatness in women exists in our history books and before our eyes... We have to change our consumer habits, before others will change what they sell to our daughters.”
In this 2012 Huffington Post article, David Trumble's work is a reaction of the in 2012 Presidential election between President Barack Obama and Govenor Mitt Romney.
Tales From The Autism Spectrum: My Friend AmberDawn...
In this Huffington Post article, David shares his experience of when he first met his friend, AmberDawn, who has Aspergers. View the entire article here.
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