David Ouimet

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David Ouimet
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Background information
Born 1965
Genres Experimental music
Occupation(s) Illustrator, musician
Instruments sampler, trombone, vocals
Years active 1987–1998
Associated acts Cop Shoot Cop, Firewater, Motherhead Bug, Sulfur

David Ouimet is an American musician and artist. He was a band member of Cop Shoot Cop, Motherhead Bug, Firewater, and Sulfur but has since moved on to interests other than music.

He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, in a music oriented household. Having been introduced to synthesizers in his teenage years, he developed an interest in editing, he studied Film at Rhode Island School of Design where he developed a friendship with his future band mate Tod Ashley.

In the early 1990s, Ouimet co-founded the noise rock group Cop Shoot Cop, playing sampler and keyboards. He left after their first album to form the legendary Gypsy Klezmer Punk outfit Motherhead Bug, as songwriter, vocalist and trombonist, he has also recorded and toured with Foetus and Swans.

Ouimet's illustrations of creepy, bipedal, fez-capped insect creatures (usually wielding scimitars or smoking hookahs) appeared on Motherhead Bug's singles and album, and he has continued his career as an illustrator with Robert D. San Souci's Dare to be Scared series and Nancy Etchmendy's Cat in Glass and other Tales of the Unnatural.

"Daydreams for Night", stories by the Canadian musician John Southworth and Illustrated by David Ouimet, was published by Simply Read books. School Library Journal described the book as "gorgeously illustrated" and Publishers Weekly noted "Ouimet's haunting b&w illustrations follows in the tradition of Shaun Tan's Tales of Suburbia and Chris Van Allsburg's Mysteries of Harris Burdock." Ouimet created an animated trailer for the book.

In 2015 Ouimet began modeling and has appeared in magazines, billboards, and major international print advertising campaigns.

A Japanese edition of "Daydreams for Night" was published by Asuka Shinsha Japan in January 2016.

Ouimet's work was selected for the Society of Illustrator's Annual 59 and will be exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in February 2017.

Ouimet is currently working on his sixth book, and his debut as an author, his work can be followed via Instagram @d.ouimet and at Davidouimet.org [1]

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