David Davis was
born October 29, 1948. He grew up in Texas. After high school he
attended Stephen F. Austin University where he studied fine arts.
His taste for humor and a love of comic and cartoon art
led him to give up a job in banking to begin a new career as a political
cartoonist. He first worked as a cartoonist for the Winnsboro
News in Texas. In the mid-1980s he began his writing career
as a freelance humorist, first writing humor and satire pieces for
Comics Buyers Guide.
Since then, his poems, short stories, and
cartoons have appeared in a wide range of publications, including
Christianity Today, Bureaucrat Magazine, Satire
Magazine, Vermont Ink, Jackson, Mississippi's Clarion
Ledger newspaper, Back Porch Magazine, and The Madison
The publication of his satirical poem "Redneck
Night Before Christmas" in Back Porch Magazine led to a book
offer from Pelican Publishing Company. The book came out in the
fall of 1997 and was one of the company's biggest sellers. He also
won a Mississippi press association award in 1996 for his political
cartoons in the Madison County Journal.
Davis resides in Clinton, Mississippi,
with his wife and two children.
posted May 1998)
Related Links & Info
- Fiction (humor):
- Redneck Night Before Christmas. Gretna, Louisiana:
Pelican Publishing Company, 1997.
- Periodical publications: Fiction (humor):
- "Redneck Night Before Christmas." Back Porch Magazine (1996).
- "So Long New York, I'm Moving South." Back Porch Magazine
- Periodical publications: Poetry:
- "Rustic Steps." Back Porch Magazine (1997).
- "True Religion." (humorous light verse) Vermont Ink (1997).
- Pen and Ink Art and Cartoons:
- Celebration: A Creative Worship Service. Silver Spring, Maryland,
from 1985 to present.
- Back Porch Magazine. 1996 to present.
- Madison County Journal. Ridgeland, Mississippi. 1996 to
- Internet Resources
- Author Web Sites:
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