David Charles Cooper was born in Nova Scotia, and lives in Ottawa, Canada. He published several graphic novels at Fantagraphics, starting with 'Suckle', which was nominated for the Harvey Award in 1997. He then began his on-going series 'Weasel', which won the Harvey Award for Best New Series of 1999.
In 2000, another Cooper work was published, 'Crumple, the Status of Knuckle', after it was serialized in Zero Zero. Cooper not only works as a cartoonist - he is also a commercial illustrator and a designer, creator and producer in the field of animation. In 2001, 'Dan and Larry in Don't Do That!' was published by Fantagraphics. Dave Cooper gradually became more known as a fine art oil painter, and some of his work was collected in the books 'Underbelly' and 'Overbite'. Cooper has contributed to Nickelodeon Magazine and published his debut children's book, 'Bagel's Lucky Hat', in 2007 under the pseudonym Hector Mumbly.