David Allan Duncan

David Allan Duncan

David Allan Duncan

  • B.F.A., studio art, University of Montevallo, 2002
  • M.F.A., visual communications with emphasis on illustration, University of Arizona, School of Art, 2005
First year at SCAD:


Serving as chair of the SCAD sequential art department for two years

Awards, recognition and honors

Observation and Regurgitation, solo exhibition, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, 2004; In The Land of Wonderful Dreams, solo exhibition, Bloch Gallery, Montevallo, Alabama, 2002; Panel Progressions - 100 Years of Sequential Art, group exhibition, Red Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, 2005; M.F.A. thesis exhibition, group exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, 2005; Mimesis 10, group exhibition, UA Printmakers Gallery 410, Tucson, Arizona, 2004; The Monster Show, group exhibition, A Bit of the World Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama, 2003; Mimesis 9, group exhibition, UA Printmakers Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona, 2003; Big Relief - Large-format Relief Printing, group exhibition, Jewish Community Center, Birmingham, Alabama, 2002


College Art Association, International Cartoonist Conspiracy

Publications and presentations


  • "Drawing Cartoons & Comics for Dummies," technical editor, Wiley Publishing, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009.
  • "Getting Started: Comic Illustration Kit," Instruction Booklet Forward, Consultant, Faber-Castell USA, Cleveland, Ohio, 2009.
  • "Smart Arts: Observations on Art in Academia," Works + Conversation, issue 10, 2005.
  • "The Casual Keyhole," Ornithopter, issue 6, 2004.


  • "Training Young Cartoonists Despite Industry Uncertainty," Institute for Comics Studies, Comics Art Conference, C2E2, 2010
  • "Mini-Comics: The Whole Package," Heroes Con 2008-10
  • "Hand-Lettering and Typography for Comics," Heroes Con 2007

Previous Positions

Chair, sequential art department, SCAD; assessment coordinator, sequential art department, SCAD; "Gobnobble," daily comic strip, Daily Wildcat, University of Arizona; organizer, distinguished lecture series, visual communications, University of Arizona; coordinator, Jolly Roger Mail Art Troop, National Monthly Mail Art Exchange; foundations technician, school of art, University of Arizona

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • SEQA 100 Introduction to Sequential Art
  • SEQA 205 Survey of Sequential Art
  • SEQA 220 Cartooning
  • SEQA 360 Mini-Comics
  • SEQA 386 Hand-Lettering and Typography for Comics
  • SEQA 420 Alternative and/or Experimental Comics
  • SEQA 701 Theories & Practices for Sequential Art
  • SEQA 716 Graduate Studio I
  • SEQA 726 Graduate Studio II
  • SEQA 756 Graduate Studio III
  • SEQA 766 Graduate Studio IV