David Hopkins writes a little bit of everything and a whole lot of some things. His work includes the short story collection We Miss All the Great Parties and the burlesque memoir The Wild and Wayward Tales of Tammi True. David has been a regular contributor to D Magazine, Smart Pop Books, and Fanboy Radio. He has written op-eds for the Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune — as well as comic books and graphic novels in a variety of genres. David is currently writing his first (prose fiction) novel.
Dallas Observer recognized him as “Best Local Comic Book Writer,” and the American Library Association honored his work in their annual “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” list. His essay “How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization” was a Medium.com editor’s pick with over three million views. It has been translated into several languages and republished in other countries (Denmark for some reason loves David), and it’s a Pocket app “Best of” selection.
Here’s his moderately popular TEDxSMU talk: The Unfortunate Appeal of the Heroic Idiot.
For twelve years, he taught English and Creative Writing at Martin High School where he served as a writing coach for interscholastic competitions. He now works as the director of strategy and marketing for Vivicare Health Partners.
David lives in Arlington, Texas with his wife—artist and designer April Hopkins, daughters Kennedy and Greta, and his dog Moose. He once wrestled a mountain lion.
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