David Cowles

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A caricature of John & John by David Cowles

David Cowles (pronounced "coals"), renowned caricature artist and illustrator, has directed, produced, and designed many videos for They Might Be Giants.

Cowles first worked with the band in 2007, when he directed and designed the video for "The Mesopotamians" (from The Else), with animator Chris Timmons. Since then, Cowles has produced numerous music videos for They Might Be Giants, most frequently with collaborator and co-director Jeremy Galante.

In 2013, the video for "Icky" from Nanobots (directed by Cowles and Galante) previewed at a show in March at The German House in Rochester, NY—Cowles' hometown—and Cowles was given a special tribute at the show. Much of the photo material in the video, including Mr. Icky himself, was collaged material from Cowles' and Galante's friends and family.

Cowles directed numerous videos for the 2015 and 2018 iterations of Dial-A-Song. In this period he also worked with the band to create the Escape Team concept and characters, and created the associated comic book.

Cowles' daughter, Alison Cowles, is also a character designer and illustrator. She provided the illustrations for TMBG's fifth children's album, Why?, and its promotional material, including the animated music video for "Moles, Hounds, Bears, Bees And Hares".

Videography for They Might Be Giants[edit]

Miscellaneous music videos[edit]

Here Come The 123s (2008)[edit]

Here Comes Science (2009)[edit]

Dial-A-Song (2015)[edit]

Dial-A-Song (2018)[edit]

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