Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sept 7th One Day Sale!


It is days away from my 11 year anniversary of quitting my last job, waiting tables at Khan's in Roseville, to dive headfirst into a full time freelance art career. I was driving home with Tim Shindler from Flatstock 5 in Seattle, sure that the time was right to make this move. I had just gotten my first comic book job drawing a graphic novel for Lerner Publishing (entirely because Bill Hauser pointed them in my direction), and thought everything was falling perfectly in place.

The last 11 years have been anything but easy, filled with as many disappointments as successes, plus the constant stress of, "Who will hire me next?!" & "How will I pay this bill?" I've made about 500 posters, drawn 7 graphic novels, a handful of murals, and a ridiculous amount of other work, and somehow I've kept scraping by. The regular occurring jobs I have, creating art for The Growler , The Beer Dabbler & the Zombie Pub Crawl have been my only consistent income, and I am grateful for that.

These days I have finally zeroed in (at long last) on what I do best, which is comic books. I've got several projects cooking with Jesse Snider, I just inked a Back to the Future story penciled by Brent Schoonover that will be published in October from IDW, I have a few personal projects in the early stages, as well as teaching comic book drawing at the Art Academy (where I just had my 1 year anniversary).

To celebrate my milestone, I'm offering a 25% discount for one day only (Labor Day) on my work by using the coupon code LABORDWITT at either of my online shops. It's a way of saying thanks for supporting me through the years. Whether through kind words, Facebook and Instagram likes, visiting my studio during the Saint Paul Art Crawl, buying my work, or hiring me to create something.

Also, of course, by this time next year Nikki & I will have a son, & I need to make more money.
Cheers! Follow either of the below links to buy my work:


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Sale in the DWITT Market.

 Happy summer fun times, everyone.

I've got a summer sale promotion going on now, and an ad in issue #20 of The Growler to prove it. You can use the coupon code: GRWLRDWITT to get 15% off your entire order right HERE in the DWITT Market.  I've been adding a lot of the original artwork I've created for The Growler, including covers, as well as other original art for assorted projects. There is as always a wide variety of prints and posters to choose from as well. Enjoy!

Coming soon to Lowertown St Paul at The Black Dog is a show I am VERY excited to be part of. 'Drawn Together' is a collaborative drawing exhibition featuring 4 artists: Myself, Alex Kuno, Dolan Cyr (aka Rachel Wacker), and Dan Wieken. Each of us pencilled out three images and we will each ink one of everyone's work, creating 12 original drawings that could not have existed if we just worked by ourselves. It's safe to say you haven't seen any of our work like this before.  The original art will be for sale, and there will be print versions of some of them as well, which will be easier on the wallet.  The show opens on June 11th, and the big reception in on Thursday July 2nd from 7-10. Hope to see you all there, and enjoy the show!


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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Posters & Pints 2015
I am again part of the Poster & Pints show this year, happening on May 30th at the Uppercut Gym in NE MPLS. As part of their promotion for the event I am featured in this brief video created by my friend Chip Walton of Chop & Brew & Summit Brewing fame. Learn a bit about me, my work, and my dogs by watching it RIGHT HERE.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCNjU_Ztw8E&feature=youtu.be
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

King For A Day
  This weekend during the St Paul Art Crawl, my fellow Lowertown artist Alex Kuno and I will be debuting a brand new collaborative print. Alex pencilled the image, I inked, color separated and printed it.  Hopefully the first of more collaborations.  When you buy the print this weekend, your name will be entered into a raffle to win either Alex's original pencils or my original inks. Bonus! So you'll have to come out and see us. My studio is #411 in the JAX building and right across the light rail tracks Alex is in #206 of the 262 Studios building. The St Paul Art Crawl is Friday from 6-10pm, Sat noon-8 pm, and Sun noon to 5 pm.  Come on down to Lowertown!
Image of King For A Day
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Record Store Day 2015

Big thanks to everyone who came out to Hymie's Vintage Records for othe best block party yet. It was a wonderful day of live music and vinyl lovers out in the sun.

I've got a handful of my posters left, and it's available here in the DWITT Market.

Image of Record Store Day 2015
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Original art and Inktober book sale

  On Wednesday, Feb 25th I will be having a large sale of original drawings and paintings in the DWITT Market, each for only $50.

On the same day, I'll be releasing my book collecting the black and white drawings I made every day during the month of October as part of the Inktober celebration.

Visit the DWITT Market now and start looking for some original artowrk to make your own. 


Image of Inktober 2014 book   

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Birdoliths Rising

  My first major new print of 2015 is based off of a drawing I made last year featuring the mysterious mythical creatures the Birdoliths.  This is a picture of the standard edition, and there are also two color variant editions, and all of them go on sale Tuesday, Jan 20th right here in the DWITT Market.

Image of Birdoliths Rising 18 x 24 art print 

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Claw Fish

Happy New Year.  A new little art print to start off 2015. Goes on sale Monday, Jan 12th right here in the DWITT Market.

 Image of Claw Fish 5 x 7 art print

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Friday, November 28, 2014


During my series of Inktober drawings, I decided to tackle one in the style of master illustrator and fellow Minnesotan, Aaron Horkey.  I liked it enough to turn it into a screenprint & I learned a lot while trying to pull it off.

 The print goes on sale today, at a random time Friday morning November 28th, in the DWITT Market . I created a 4 color version and  a 1 color variant.  I also have several one of a kind testprints featuring this image available in my Etsy Shop. During the drawing and printing of this image, a new appreciation for what Aaron can do was sparked, as well as my own interest in pushing myself towards finer detail. There will be more to come like this from me. Enjoy!


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Thursday, October 2, 2014


October is Inktober, and I am participating by drawing all kinds of pop culture things with a hefty dose of pumpkin spice!

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see my new drawing each day. On Halloween, at noon central standard time, I will put ALL 31 of the drawings on sale for $40 a piece here in the DWITT Market. 


Image of Inktober drawing #1

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Status Update...

This site will be largely inactive until it is entirely rebuilt.

Until that time, please visit the following internet locations to see what in the world I am doing:

DWITT Art Scraps: my new tumblr blog of illustration odds and ends 

DWITT Dailys: my not-quite-almost daily comic strip blog

DWITT on Facebook  the necessary evil

DWITT on Twitter 140 characters or less of nonsense and propaganda

DWITT on Etsy: buy my work to keep me working


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DWITT Pop-Up Shop
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kind of a Big Deal 2013

  The bi-monthly beer-centric magazine I paint the covers for, The Growler, is having their second annual 'Kind Of A Big Deal' awards, and I am honored to have been nominated by the readership for 'Best Beer Artist' for the second year in a row. Visit The Growler's website to vote for all of your beer related favorites, and the winners will be announced in the Dec/Jan issue (issue #10 already. Wow!)

Voting ends November 3rd, so don't put it off. Vote HERE, and vote now. Cheers! 

 KOABD 13 Vote Redirect

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Monday, September 23, 2013

St. Paul Fall Art Crawl ,Rauchfest, & the Zombie Pub Crawl

Upcoming Events!

  The St Paul Fall Art Crawl is back!  Oct 4-5-6th, I will once again be holding down my studio, #411 in the JAX building, with the mad map & sign maker, Jeff Nelson. As something special this time, Jeff and I will be live painting the entire weekend, collaborating on a single work, for which we will be selling raffle tickets so you can WIN the finished painting (and other prizes). Each ticket will be only $5. I will also have on display ALL of the art work I have created for the Zombie Pub Crawl over the last 9 years, as well as the usual prints, posters, & the Scratch & Dent table of $5 prints. Come on out for a beautiful weekend in Lowertown St Paul, and see why the Art Crawl is my favorite weekend of the year! 

... and speaking of the Zombie Pub Crawl, here is the poster I created for this years amazing event, plus the return of the official beer of the ZPC (and featuring my design), Brain Belt! 



Saturday, Sept 28th I will have a booth at Harriet Brewing Co's great big music event called Rauchfest. Two stages with live music all day, plus food trucks and lots of great beer from Harriet, including the release of their German style smoked lager 'Rauchfest'.  I'll have prints, posters, copies of my Louie the Loon collection, as well as copies of my art book, Portraits Volume One.  It's going to be a day full of art and beer and music. Get your tickets to attend now!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Autoptic & The Ale Jail

 This Sunday, August 18th,  I will be participating in the first Autoptic festival. Comics, art, prints, music, the works! & its totally free to attend.  I am in booth #8, in between local design giants Aesthetic Apparatus and Chicago poster making legend Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine.

  I also recently finished a brand new PBR themed mural at my favorite local beer specialty store, The Ale Jail, in St Paul. Twin Cities PBR rep and superhero workhorse Craig Drehmel put together this short video showing in progress shots of me working on it. Click here to watch it on Youtube. Enjoy!



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Friday, June 21, 2013

My Etsy and Big Cartel shops

Greetings everyone.

I've got a bunch of housecleaning and re-arranging scheduled for this summer. I will be closing this website's Store first, and then deciding between my Etsy store and the DWITT Market on which to keep so there is only ONE online outlet to buy work directly from me. There is of course another online source for a LOT of my print and poster work, and that is Nevermind Gallery. They have been, and continue to be, a big supporter of me and my work, so please shop there often!

I've also been breathing new life, and new regular work, into my DWITT Dailys comic blog. I invite you to check it out. 

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Art-A-Whirl at 612Brew

This coming weekend marks the first time I am participating as an exhibiting artist during Minneapolis' art party bonanza Art-A-Whirl. I will be, appropriately, at a brewery selling my prints, posters, original art and copies of my book Portraits Volume One. Its free to attend, there will be a lot of great live music, and of course, plenty of cold fresh beer. Hope to see you soon!

 Image of 612Brew Art A Whirl poster

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Monday, May 13, 2013

The Custodian art print

Happy spring time everyone!

The artwork of mine that won the St Paul Art Crawl poster competition now has an art print version that is available for purchase online. Follow this link to get a Custodian of your own.Image of The Custodian print

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

St Paul Art Crawl

Its a beautiful weekend in the Twin Cities. Come on out to my studio and let's have a party! Studio #411 in the JAX building. 253 E 4th St in Lowertown St. Paul.  I am honored to have won the poster competition, so my work The Custodian is gracing the posters that are hanging everywhere around St Paul. I made a screenprinted version of the image, so you can own this piece of St Paul's Art History!


David Witt, "The Custodian"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Record Store Day 2013

Come to Hymie's Vintage Records on 4/20 for live music, artist booths (including myself), a beer garden, and thousands of great records ready for you to take them home!


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Friday, March 8, 2013

The Next Round art print
My latest art print, titled The Next Round, is now available for purchase online right HERE.
18 x 24, 9 colors, & on 80 lb orange butcher paper from French Paper Co.
Image of The Next Round art print
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