David Hopkins writes a little bit of everything. 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.
At this moment, David is seeking representation for his first novel and working on his second.
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 four million views. It has been translated into several languages and republished in other countries (Denmark loves David), and it’s a Pocket app “Best of” selection.
For 12 years, he taught English and Creative Writing at a high school where he also served as a writing coach for UIL competitions. He now works as a copywriter for Saladmaster.
David lives in Arlington, Texas with his wife—artist and designer April Hopkins, daughters Kennedy and Greta, and his dog Moose. David once wrestled a mountain lion.
"Hopkins creates a world in which strange things happen and we're very glad they do." - Bret McCormick
“I liked the novel. It is interesting and funny
in a weird way.” - David’s Mom
Dallas Observer Best Of 2006: Best Local Comic Book Writer
American Library Association: YALSA 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
The Oklahoman: “Best graphic novels of 2006” (#6 on the list)
The Oklahoman: “Best graphic novels of 2007” (#9 on the list)
Fanboy Radio “Fannie” Awards, episode #300: “Best Independent Limited Series”
Eisner Award Winner, 2010: Best Anthology, Popgun, Vol. 3 (contributor)
Pocket app “Best of”: How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization
Medium.com: Top 10 Stories of 2016
Conversation with Len Edgerly (The Kindle Chronicles, episode 540)
Conversation with Eric Grubbs (Do You Know Who You Are? podcast, episode 46)
Can a TV Sitcom Take Down Western Civilization? (The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann)
Dirk Fans for Life? (The Ringer)
Conversation with Paul Samuel Dolman, part 2 (The Pauly Cast, episode 146)
Conversation with Paul Samuel Dolman, part 1 (The Pauly Cast, episode 123)
The Fall of American Civilization? (Ruthless Compassion with Marcia Sirota)
On Writing with David Hopkins (Space-Gun Studios)
Staple Interview (The Daily Texan)
Spirits Episode #3 with David Hopkins (Spirits)
Indy Comic Book Week’s One Night Stand (CBR)
Dallas Comic Con Interview (Fanboy Video)
Interview with David Hopkins (Jazma Online)
The Making of Karma Incorporated (Hawk Digital Media)
La Reunion Workshop (Hawk Digital Media)
Writer takes graphic look at Greek tale (The Oklahoman)
Sweet Emily (Dallas Observer blog)
Love Ain’t Easy: David Hopkins Talks “Emily Edison” (CBR)
Casting Light on Edison (Comic Foundry)
What Goes Around… Hopkins & Kurzanski Talk Karma Inc (CBR)
The Good Karma of Indie Comics (Comic Foundry)