David Blumenstein is a writer, cartoonist and animation director. He is currently in an “experience illustrator” role (think experience designer/comic artist) at Insurance Australia Group (IAG).
David produces editorial comics for outlets like Crikey, Junkee, Guardian Australia, The Nib, Australian MAD and SBS Comedy. His 2015 book about pick-up artists is called #takedown and is available from Pikitia Press.
In 2012, David co-founded Squishface Studio, Australia’s first open comics studio, which functions as a workplace, retail space and classroom and recently celebrated five years in operation. It fosters collaboration and creativity, scolds foreign dictators, contributes to Senate inquiries and runs Melbourne’s Homecooked Comics Festival.