David Harrington

© Harrington Studio

David Harrington attended and graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration, awarded with honors, in Pasadena, California. His art has been used in TV, film and video in addition to children’s books. He lives in Laguna Hills, CA.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

What’s your favorite line from a book?

From Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!”

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

My favorite illustrators are Lane Smith, Murray Kimber, and C. F. Payne.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Ever since I was a small child I have loved to paint pictures.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Follow your heart and be persistent.