David O'Connell - Author

About the Author

David O'Connell is a writer and illustrator living in London, UK. His favourite things to draw are monsters, naughty children (another type of monster), batty old ladies and evil cats! He loves comics too, and has had work published in anthologies such as Birdsong, Solipsistic Pop, Paper Science and Accent UK.

David is also the editor of ink+PAPER, a biannual anthology combining comics and the graphic arts.

Featured books by David O'Connell

Night of the Living Bread

Night of the Living Bread

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

This is the second book in this laugh-out-loud series from talented author and illustrator, David O'Connell. It dishes up a perfect treat for boys everywhere. With cartoon strips, revolting recipes and a Special's Board that'll make your tummy churn, take a seat at Fuzzby's and join the fun. Our readers loved the first Monster and Chips book - 'I thought this book was AWESOME, disgusting and horrible all at the same time!'    'I love the characters. The characters were so funny.' 'It made me laugh out loud again and again. If you like funny stories you'll love this!' click here to read more of their reviews!

Other books by David O'Connell

Instructions of Saint Louis A Critical Text

Instructions of Saint Louis A Critical Text

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2018

The Instructions are Saint Louis's second set of recommendations, which he addressed to his daughter Isabelle, who later became Queen of Navarre. O'Connell's critical text is, for the most part, based on the non-Latinized manuscript ms. G (ca. 1300) and incorporates variants from E (the printed version of the Latinized manuscripts) and KMN (non-Latinized manuscripts).

Teachings of Saint Louis

Teachings of Saint Louis

Author: David O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

In this study the author has consulted all the manuscripts pertinent to the problem, reviewed the critical controversy that has surrounded these texts since the end of the Middle Ages, and furnished a critical text of the long-neglected manuscript that reproduces both the spirit and the letter of Louis' holograph.

The Teachings of Saint Louis A Critical Text

The Teachings of Saint Louis A Critical Text

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2017

David O'Connell's study seeks to serve as the final word on which version of the Enseignements de saint Louis can claim ultimate authenticity. Through an analytical comparison of the three families of the Teachings and a historical overview of the critical controversy surrounding the texts, O'Connell argues for the authority and historicity of the Noster manuscript.In this study the author has consulted all the manuscripts pertinent to the problem, reviewed the critical controversy that has surrounded these texts since the end of the Middle Ages, and furnished a critical text of the long-neglected manuscript that reproduces both the spirit and the letter of Louis' holograph.

When I'm a Mommy Like You!

When I'm a Mommy Like You!

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2017

Being a mommy must be so much fun... musn't it? Sweet and hilarious family fun from a fabulous author/illustrator pairing. It must be AMAZING to be a mommy! Every child wants to be just like their mommy and do all the exciting things that grown-ups do. But is being a mommy really that much fun? Or can being small be just as special? Maybe they can both be wonderful, if you do them together... A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, in this second title from a talented new author/illustrator pairing.

When I'm a Mummy Like You!

When I'm a Mummy Like You!

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Being a mummy must be so much fun... musn't it? Sweet and hilarious family fun from a fabulous author/illustrator pairing. It must be AMAZING to be a mummy! Every child wants to be just like their mummy and do all the exciting things that grown-ups do. But is being a mummy really that much fun? Or can being small be just as special? Maybe they can both be wonderful, if you do them together... A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, in this second title from a talented new author/illustrator pairing.

God Wills it Presidents and the Political Use of Religion

God Wills it Presidents and the Political Use of Religion

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2016

God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential. Case studies explore the religious arguments presidents have made to defend their decisions on issues like defence spending, environmental protection, and presidential scandals. O'Connell provides strong evidence that when religious rhetoric is used public opinion typically goes against the president, the media reacts harshly to his words, and Congress fails to do as he wants. An experimental chapter casts even further doubt on the persuasiveness of religious rhetoric. God Wills It shows that presidents do not talk this way because they want to. Presidents like Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were quite uncomfortable using faith to promote their agendas. They did so because they felt they must. God Wills It shows that even if presidents attempt to call on the deity, the more important question remains: Will God come when they do?

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Monstrous fun with Dad from an exciting new author and illustrator team! Every little monster wants to be just like daddy - big and strong and oh so scary! But while being a grown-up is fun, being small can be just as exciting, as little monster is about to find out... A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, from an exciting new pair of talents.

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

Author: David O'Connell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2016

Monstrous fun with Dad from an exciting new author and illustrator team! Every little monster wants to be just like daddy - big and strong and oh so scary! But while being a grown-up is fun, being small can be just as exciting, as little monster is about to find out... A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, from an exciting new pair of talents.

God Wills it Presidents and the Political Use of Religion

God Wills it Presidents and the Political Use of Religion

Author: David O'Connell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2014

God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential. Case studies explore the religious arguments presidents have made to defend their decisions on issues like defense spending, environmental protection, and presidential scandals. O'Connell provides strong evidence that when religious rhetoric is used public opinion typically goes against the president, the media reacts harshly to his words, and Congress fails to do as he wants. An experimental chapter casts even further doubt on the persuasiveness of religious rhetoric. God Wills It shows that presidents do not talk this way because they want to. Presidents like Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were quite uncomfortable using faith to promote their agendas. They did so because they felt they must. God Wills It shows that even if presidents attempt to call on the deity, the more important question remains: Will God come when they do?

Food Fright (Monster and Chips, Book 3)

Food Fright (Monster and Chips, Book 3)

Author: David O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2014

Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby's diner - the third book in this innovative series from incredibly talented author and illustrator, David O'Connell.Roll up, roll up... it's CHIPS for everyone at the Monster Fair!Joe works in a monster diner flipping squashed-frog burgers and serving the best soggy boggy sausage to the monster customers. Now he and his monster friends are off to cook at the monster fair. Has Joe got the stomach for the Big Squeal, and the Splodgem Dodgems?

Night of the Living Bread (Monster and Chips, Book 2)

Night of the Living Bread (Monster and Chips, Book 2)

Author: David O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2014

Do you dare to enter Fuzzby's Monster Diner? Taste the foul food served up at Fuzzby's and meet the amazing monster customers! The second book in this laugh-out-loud series from talented author and illustrator, David O'Connell.Somewhere hidden in the city is a very special diner. What's so special about it? Well it does the best chips anywhere and the customers are monsters!Joe the 'hooman' is getting the hang of flipping squashed-frog burgers at the monster diner. He's even made some monster friends. But things heat up in Fuzzby's kitchen when Joe and Fuzzby are asked to cater the Night Mayor's feast at the mysterious Tower of Doom. Rumour is that if the Night Mayor doesn't like the food, the monster chefs are thrown into the dungeon . . . forever! Joe and Fuzzby prepare slugs-on-sticks, dangerous pie (warning: do not turn your back on it) and twitching toad sausages to impress the Night Mayor. And if that doesn't work there's always the Ultimate Pizza of Darkness. . . Will the brave pair return to the monster diner? Or have they served their last bowl of bumbean stew?With cartoon strips, revolting recipes and a Special's Board that'll make your tummy churn, take a seat at Fuzzby's and join the fun.

Monster and Chips (Monster and Chips, Book 1)

Monster and Chips (Monster and Chips, Book 1)

Author: David O'Connell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby's diner - the brilliant setting for this innovative series from debut author and illustrator, David O'Connell.Somewhere in suburbia, or maybe smack-bang in the middle of your city, there is a very special diner. What's so special about it? Well it does the best chips ANYWHERE but also its customers are a little bit 'unusual'... some people say they are monsters... The diner is hard to find, you have to look carefully, in fact some people say only a special kind of kid can find this special kind of diner. But maybe that kid could be you?When Joe the 'hooman' gets a job at Fuzzby's diner, he learns to bake zombie-cupcakes, exploding milkshakes and not to stare at the customers - even the ones who are see-through. He also foils a terrible plan to sabotage the annual Grand Cooking Competition.With a Special's Board that'll make your tummy churn, take a seat at Fuzzby's and join the fun.Also available as a full-colour ebook, with multi-coloured monsters on every page!

Night of the Living Bread

Night of the Living Bread

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

This is the second book in this laugh-out-loud series from talented author and illustrator, David O'Connell. It dishes up a perfect treat for boys everywhere. With cartoon strips, revolting recipes and a Special's Board that'll make your tummy churn, take a seat at Fuzzby's and join the fun. Our readers loved the first Monster and Chips book - 'I thought this book was AWESOME, disgusting and horrible all at the same time!'    'I love the characters. The characters were so funny.' 'It made me laugh out loud again and again. If you like funny stories you'll love this!' click here to read more of their reviews!

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