Dave Aikins is a children’s book illustrator and Nickelodeon publishing artist, creating over 150 books featuring SpongeBob Squarepants, Top Wing, 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. New for 2020 are books for Nickelodeon‘s Blue’s Clues & You, SpongeBob’s new movie SPONGE ON THE RUN, 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 (the newest game: ZOMBIES! VEGAS is being released in 2020). For the past 20 years, Dave has been a product design artist for The Bradford Exchange and The Hamilton Collection, creating concepts and designs for statues and collectibles featuring numerous pop culture characters including Nightmare Before Christmas, Mickey Mouse, Marvel, Rudolph, The Simpsons, Batman ‘66, Universal Monsters, and many more. In between working on his book and product design jobs, Dave enjoys doing pop-culture portrait commissions which can be seen is his 50 PORTRAITS art book collections available at conventions and on Amazon. To see more of Dave’s work or to inquire about commissions, please contact him through the provided email, Facebook, or Instagram links!