Artists

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.  

www.hutcho.net
twitter.com/#!/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.

nakedfella.com
YouTube
@nakedfella

I also do the podcast Comic Book Funny with Hutcho.

Sarah Howell

Sarah is the Director of the Homecooked Comics Festival. She is currently working on a graphic novel about the final days of Prime Ministers Lyons, Curtin and Holt as witnessed by Dame Enid Lyons. Sarah works primarily as a Cartooning Tutor, including at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre and CAE, Melbourne.

www.sarahhowellprojects.com

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:

http://scottpreid.prosite.com/

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 www.worksbyjparker.blogspot.com.au or follow her on instagram @parkerdraws
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.

www.elejenkins.com


Andrea Crisp 

Drew Turketo - http://www.pxiii.net/

Lauren Hills - http://goodhordekeeping.tumblr.com/

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!

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ALUMNI

New opportunities evolve and different cities beckon. Here are the people who carry on the spirit of Squishface elsewhere:

Alexander Trevisan

Alex (sometimes known as Lurch) is a great black and white illustrator. Also he is in a band http://www.lurchandchief.com/

Ive Sorocuk

…was built in a lab located in Geelong. He is that guy who draws the Comics Face comics.http://nonstopive.tumblr.com

Laura Renfrew

Laura is the creator of Johnny Patch, the Night of the Blues. www.milkshadowbooks.com/product-category/laura-renfrew/

Also she has a Tumblr: Laura’s Tumblr

Lily Mae Martin

Lily Mae Martin is an internationally exhibited artist, writer and drawing teacher. Her work has been published in Juxtapoz magazine,Empty, Curvy, Semi- Permanent, Going Down Swinging,The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, Azuria Journal and Cottonmouth. She explores the relationship between art and motherhood, the body, identity and the domestic. 

Lily Mae is represented by the Scott Livesey Galleries in Armadale, Melbourne, Australia.

You can find more at
lilymaemartin.com
facebook

Jase Harper

Jase is a top bloke who worked as a resident artist for a few weeks, penciling his upcoming graphic novel, Awkwood!

Patrick Alexander

Patrick Alexander is known in Australia for his nationally published children’s comics, Pink Chickens and Tobias & Jube, and all over the damn planet for his webcomics, Raymondo Person and Hilarity Comics. More recently he has produced gag comics for the relaunched Dark Horse Presents. His work has been described as “p. funny”.

Patch also does writing and videos and live comedy even. He was one of the EEGRA and Total Gamer guys. He did Japanese Studies at Monash and Waseda. DO NOT ask him to show you his ukiyo-e books, he has WORK TO DO, he needs to FOCUS.

Patrick Alexander! WebsiteTumblr?

Scarlette Baccini

Scarlette claims her best comic was “Tinny the Tin of Cat Food” which she drew when she was six years old. She is best known for Zombolette which has been collected as a book published by Milk Shadow Books.  

http://scarlettebaccini.com

Also check out her band http://dearplastic.bandcamp.com/

Marta Tesoro

Marta Tesoro has been working as a freelance flash animator and illustrator in Melbourne since 2004. She has worked on numerous animated TV series such as Dogstar, Pixel Pinky, Faireez, The Mob and Wakkaville.

She has just recently dived into the world of comics, completing her very first zine. Currently she is illustrating a “fish bone series” while doing freelance work and studying 3D.

She is happy to do 2D flash animation work and commissioned illustration/painting jobs. Marta also does a blog post a day on her personal blog: http://rabbittownanimator.blogspot.com/

She completed a personal challenge of illustrating everyday for 6 months (July 01- Dec 31 2011). Check her drawings out!

Jo Waite

Jo Waite has been an alternative comic artist for more than 20 years and refuses to be lured away from drawing comics for grown-ups into any more sensible and lucrative work. 

Her drawn stories have appeared in various small-press compilations; Tango; The Giant Romance Comic, The Lifted Brow, Inscribe, Going Down Swinging, Blood and Thunder, and she has printed her own comics, zines and diaries since 1987. Her comics appeared in The Tango Collection (Allen & Unwin 2009) and she and Bernard Caleo have curated Melbourne Fringe Festival shows containing the very cream of Melbourne’s comic art talent for the last 5 years. 

Arran McKenna
The most amusing Arran McKenna.

http://www.happydance.com.au/

Sacha Bryning

Kinetic line work. YEAH.

http://sachabryning.com