“You’re the guru, that’s what I am going to call you! You know so much, you give out a guru vibe… Your art is fantastic, you’re one of the best drawers I’ve seen”
Marc McBride
Legendary illustrator of Deltora Quest and one of the best drawer’s I’ve seen!

“The sessions with David Lovegrove last week were fabulous. The students were enthralled with David’s presentation and enjoyed participating in the session under David’s guidance, drawing and experimenting with ‘two handed drawing”.
Many thanks for suggesting David as our Author/ Illustrator Visit this year.
Julie Tomley
Veresdale Scrub Primary School

“David spent 2 days at our school, motivating and inspiring over 600 students from Grade 1 to Grade 7. He demonstrated his creative talents with our students by involving them in each workshop. He really brought the graphic novel alive for students!

The students had a better understanding of how to read and appreciate the graphic novel. Many children very excitedly drew, designed and wrote comic strips for weeks after David​s visit.
Our students thoroughly enjoyed David​s workshops, learning many techniques used by graphic and manga artists.

David’s visit celebrated the end of our ‘Graphic Novel Unit’. I would happily recommend David to other schools.”

Jackie Child
Literature Teacher
Our Lady of the Rosary (Primary School) Kenmore.

“To whom it may concern:

David Lovegrove recently presented his fantastic Manga workshop at Newington College (a private boys’ school in Sydney) to the junior and senior Japanese students.

David led several two hour workshops where he shared some of his works, techniques, resources and stories with the students which was both very compelling as well as entertaining. He was able to get all the boys involved in drawing Manga no matter their ability. This was extremely successful and very well received by all – truly amazing.

David was very professional at all times yet easy to approach and talk to and with a very good sense of humour. The students still talk about his workshop and they often ask when the Manga workshop part Two will take place. He definitely inspired all students and I would highly recommend him for any other Manga related educational events.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other queries.

Geraldine Blomfield-Brown, Japanese Language Dept,
Newington Anglican College, Stanmore, Sydney”

“Since 2007 David Lovegrove has been presenting workshops at the Logan City Council Libraries including Manga, illustration, fantasy and science fiction art for children, young adults and adults as part of our school holiday programs, Sci Fi month and for National Youth Week programs. David has an excellent rapport with young adults, children and families and his workshops are always interesting and informative. David is a skilled artist and at the Manga workshops he was able to get the teens not only excited about Manga but also about the Japanese language and culture. He always adds some extra depth via the way of extra content and information to his sessions to engage participants. I found that David is also happy to adapt content to topics or genres needed. For example he is presenting a Vampire and Werewolf workshop in the school holidays for our youth at Logan to coincide with the release of the new Twilight series movie ‘New Moon’.

Jenny Hall, Young People’s Librarian, Logan City Libraries

“Hi David We’re looking forward to your visit to the school next week to run workshops with our Year 6 students on how to draw manga.There was very positive feedback from your visit last year with a number of people commenting on the noticeable improvement in the quality of the students’ work when it was on display at our Excellence Expo in September. ”
Margaret Kittson, Head Librarian, Holland Park State School, Brisbane, QLD

“We recently had David Lovegrove at our Book Fair and he was very impressive – good to deal with and popular with the boys. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.”
St. Joseph’s Nudgee College, Brisbane, QLD

“David was simply wonderful and everyone enjoyed themselves as well as learning a lot.”
Gympie Regional Library, Gympie, QLD

“Thank you for coming to Marsden for our Marvellous Manga Day, “Crossing boundaries with reading” Launch. The students were extremely engaged and enjoyed the experience of having a real artist/illustrator on hand. I’ll send you the results of our student survey, when I collate the data.

I really appreciate that you were flexible and become involved in the whole day The launch was a success largely to your presence. Our principal, staff, students and QUT have given me very positive feedback about your presentation & workshop.Check out the project website www.cbwr.edu.au

Thanks once again – I hope that you will visit our school again. Manga Day may become an annual event!”
Shirley Birrell, Teacher & Librarian, Marsden State High School

Some of David’s recent Manga and Concept Art workshop Clients and Artist Residencies.

Fraser Coast Libraries
Tamar Valley Literature Festival, Tasmania
Laidley Public School, S.E.Qld
Springfield Central High School, S.E.Qld
All Saints Anglican College, Merrimac
Brisbane City Council Library Services
Hillbrook Anglican College, Enogerra  
Gladstone SUNFEST Festival
Rockhampton Council Libraries, Nth Qld
Toowoomba ‘Step into Stories’ Tour
St Benedict’s College, Mango Hill
Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough
Annual 2-day Meanjin Writers’ Camp, Griffith Uni
Concordia Lutheran College, Harristown
St Kieran’s Primary School,Brighton
Gladstone Pop Con Event, Gladstone
Toowoomba City Council Libraries
Emmaus College, Jimboomba
Trinity Bay State High School, Cairns
Goondiwindi Show Art Exhibition
PLC ( Presbyterian Ladie College), Melbourne
The Glennie School, Toowoomba
Robina State High Japanese Culture Day
Newington Anglican Boys College, Stanmore, Sydney
Marsden State High School, Brisbane
Independant Schools Queensland – PD for Japanese HOD’s
St Josephs Boarding College, Hunters Hill, Sydney
St Lukes College, Bundaberg, Qld
West Moreton Anglican College, Karrabin, Qld
Inverell Library, Nth NSW
Casino Library, Nth NSW
Lismore City Library, Nth NSW
St Phillip Neri Primary School, Northbridge, Sydney
Voices on the Range Festival – Fairholme College, Toowoomba Casula Powerhouse Gallery, Sydney
All Saints Anglican College, Gold Coast, QLD
Coomera Anglican College, Coomera, QLD
St Augustine’s Catholic Parish School, Currumbin Waters, QLD
Wynnum State High School, Brisbane
Abbotsleigh Girls Grammar , Wahroonga Sydney Hughenden State School – three day Visual Arts workshop Hervey Bay Library, Pialba, QLD
TAFE Hervey Bay (weekend workshop)
Maryborough Library, Maryborough
Townsville City Council Libraries, Townsville,
QLD Mackay City Council Libraries, Mackay, QLD
Brisbane City Council Libraries (all)
The State Library of Queensland
QANTM Multimedia College, Brisbane, QLD
Logan City Council Libraries (all 2009, 2010, 2011)
Qld Academy of Health Sciences, Gold Coast
St Andrew’s Lutheran College, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Sunshine Coast, QLD Kelvin Grove State College, Brisbane
Ipswich District State Schools (all)
Literati Festival 2010, Gold Coast
Consulate General of Japan (Brisbane) 2009, 2010, 2011 St Josephs Nudgee College, Brisbane
Cairns Writers Festival, Trinity Bay College, Cairns Richmond River Library Services (all), Nth NSW
Wynnum State High School, Brisbane
Emmaus College, Jimboomba, QLD
Toowoomba Grammar School, Toowoomba
Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore, Brisbane Toowoomba City Library, Toowoomba
Seeing is Believing Seminar, Bardon, Brisbane
Gympie Regional Libraries, Gympie, QLD
Longreach School of the Air, Longreach QLD
Geelong Grammar, Glamorgan, VIC
Methodist Ladies College, Kew, VIC
Caulfield Grammar, Glen Iris, VIC
Westbourne Grammar School, Hoppers Crossing, VIC Preston West Primary School, West Preston, VIC