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David Mattingly

David Mattingly David B. Mattingly is the author of The Digital Matte Painting Handbook, the first comprehensive "how-to" textbook on matte painting—the art of adding painted imagery to live-action film. David has worked as a matte artist for over three decades on such ground-breaking films as The Black Hole, Tron, Dick Tracy, and I, Robot. David teaches matte painting at the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute in New York, and does workshops around the country. In his career as an illustrator, David has illustrated more than 1,000 science fiction and fantasy book covers for some of the biggest names in publishing, including Baen, Bantam, DAW, Del Rey, Dell, Marvel, Scholastic, and Tor. David painted 54 covers for K.A. Applegate's young adult Animorphs series, and continues to illustrate David Weber's NY Times bestselling Honor Harrington series. You can see more of his work at www.davidmattingly.com.
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