David Roach started in comic book illustration in the 1980s, self-publishing the Hellfire fanzine. Since 1988 he has worked as an inker and penciller for 2000 AD on such titles as Nemesis the Warlock, Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd and Synnamon as well as artist credits on Dr Who.
In the 1990s, he started producing work for DC Comics, drawing Batman and Demon and inking Challengers of the Unknown, and contributed to the Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi.
As an associate editor of the U.S. based magazine Comic Book Artist, David produced a body of work dedicated to the historical representation of comic-book characters. Roach was co-editor of The Warren Companion: The Definitive Compendium to the Great Comics of Warren Publishing, the revised edition of the Slings and Arrows Comics Guide, and The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Comic Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes.
David has also worked as illustrator for consecutive Dungeons & Dragons role playing game book titles for publishers Wizards of the Coast.
His recent work has involved working as storyboard artist and penciller including accompanying graphic novel, Hard Choices ‘What happened on Algol?’, and Ultramarines: The Movie both written by Dan Abnett and released in 2010.