Ben Hutchings

Ben has been drawing comics for sixteen years and makes a living producing comic strips for Picture Magazine. His weekly strip Tales from the Pub is in its 6th year.

His self published comics include You Stink & I Don’tHandball Heaven, Lesson Master and Walking to Japan - all available from Milk Shadow Books.  

Ben also moonlights as a coin designer, animator and 3D photography consultant.!/BenHutchings
Tales from the Pub facebook fan page.


David Blumenstein

I’m a cartoonist, writer, animator and storyboard artist. You might have seen me writing school reports as my little brother Tristian. It got Andrew Bolt peeved at me. Possibly you’ve seen my hundred or so pages of "Showman?" The Bret Braddock Adventures, about a lousy workplace.

I’m slowly producing an animated series called BE A MAN about a bunch of naughty cops and writing a graphic novel called Sciensatics about a cult leader.

In 2013 I got annoyed about the election and did some political comics for Guardian Australia, This year I contributed comics to Crikey.

When I work for others, I do animation, illustration and storyboards for everything from kids’ cartoons to live-action ads to online e-learning. I’ve been doing graphic recording/scribing at conferences, too.

I also do the podcast Comic Book Funny with Hutcho.

Sarah Howell

Sarah is known as a producer of comics related events, including as the 2009-10 Co-Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival.

Sarah’s illustrations have appeared in the Emerging Writers’ Festival Reader, The Lifted Brow and the 2011 Melbourne Writers’ Festival comic anthology Drawn from Life.

Currently working on: an historical fiction comic about Dame Enid Lyons, wife to Joseph Lyons. Joe Lyons was the first Australian Prime Minister to die in office. The story ends with Enid planning to save Harold Holt, the first Prime Minister to disappear.

Currently teaching at Squishface, CAE and Box Hill Community Arts Centre.

Scott Reid

Scott is an Illustrator / Graphic Designer from Melbourne, whose debut comic “I’m Pretty Sure I’m Dying” was released late 2013. He has been described as “…a ginger beard who likes to complain while eating pizza..” and “…a bearded, artistic, drunken miscreant!…”. He swears he is more than a beard with legs attached. You can check out his work here:

Teags Humm

Hailing from Melbourne, Teags is a Graphic Artist working in both print and interactive media. She has completed advanced diplomas, in Screen and Media (RMIT), and Graphic Design (NMIT). Her prior work includes the Lead Illustration role for a videoclip produced for ACMI and Triple J’s Cut to the Beat competition, and props creation for the TV series, House Husbands.

Currently she works as a Web Designer at Spotzer Media, and focuses her spare time on side projects, which include interactive storybook apps, and a printed line of work for her brand, ‘above the lane’.

She draws inspiration from vintage advertising, classic animated works, and her home country, with a particular interest in Melbourne’s history, culture and street art.

Jess Parker

Jess Parker joined Squishface Studio in early 2014. She is an illustrator and writer and is looking forward to self publishing her first printed comic ‘Night Lights’ in August 2014.  Jess has been drawing for many years, creating digital works as well as using traditional mediums such as ink and gouache.
You can see her work at or follow her on instagram @parkerdraws


Andrea Crisp

Drew Turketo

Lauren Hills

Ele Jenkins

Ele Jenkins is not bad at watercolours, but only so-so at describing herself.

She co-creates the comic Soddenheim, which is a bit like Isambard Kingdom Brunel having a socialist fever-dream about Greenland; it features giant machines and gianter moral dilemmas.

Her work has appeared in anthologies such as Beginnings and Boundaries, and also in the Liedekijn sequential exhibition. Her sketches and bletherings can be found on her Tumblr.

The crew of short-term artists.

We have a number of creators who hire a desk for a specific period of time so that they can work on a project. 

If you are interested in hiring a desk get in touch!