Dave Aikins is a children’s book illustrator and Nickelodeon publishing artist, creating over 150 books featuring SpongeBob Squarepants, Shimmer & Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Rusty Rivets, Dora & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, The Backyardigans, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Dinosaur Train, The Cat in the Hat and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is currently working on books for Nickelodeon‘s Top Wing and John Cena’s Elbow Grease. To balance out all of this cuteness, Dave is also the illustrator of Twilight Creations’ popular Zombies!!! board game series. Dave is a product design artist for The Bradford Exchange, creating concepts and designs for sculptures featuring numerous pop culture characters, including Disney, Marvel, Star Trek, The Simpsons, DC Comics and many more. His horror artwork and designs can now be seen on products from Bradford’s The Hamilton Collection division. Dave’s new art book collection, 50 PORTRAITS volume 3, will be available at conventions in 2019, along with 50 PORTRAITS volume 1&2 and The Art of Dave Aikins.