David E. Petersen (born July 4, 1977) is an American comic book creator best known for the series Mouse Guard.
David Petersen was influenced by animated television series such as The Transformers.
"When it comes to story telling, I’m a big fan of Mike Mignola and Frank Miller. Although Mouse Guard doesn’t look like either of their work. My ink work is something that comes from my printmaking background, something you don’t associate with comics, but after seeing some folks like Rick Geary and Gary Gianni doing comics in styles with line quality different than traditional comics, I knew I could incorporate it as well."