About David Reddick
David Reddick is a full-time painter & syndicated cartoonist for King Features Syndicate, for whom he creates his own worldwide-syndicated comic strip "Intelligent Life" to newspapers and online.
His abstract and pop art paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Indianapolis, Florida, Michigan, England and France, and he has painted wall murals in Japan. One of David's original paintings and 3 original cartoons are included in the permanent collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art.
Additionally, David also works as an artist on the Blondie team, as assistant to head Blondie artist John Marshall and Blondie writer Dean Young. Blondie has been distributed by King Features Syndicate since 1930 and is one of the longest-running, most successful comic strips in comics history.
David worked for 13 years at Paws, Inc., the Garfield cartoon studio, where he wrote and drew for the Garfield comic strip and served as Digital & Social Media Director, as well as creating various art and writing used for Garfield publishing, licensing and animation. David’s acumen for social media boosted the Garfield Facebook page to 16 million+ fans.
David is also the creator/writer/artist of the highly-popular Star Trek webcomic "The Trek Life" for Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios, which ran for 3 years at the official Star Trek website STARTREK.COM. He has also been the cartoonist behind "Gene's Journal" and "Rod & Barry," two popular webcomics that ran for 5 years at the official Roddenberry Entertainment website (the company started and owned by Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek and thereafter by his son, Rod Roddenberry) at Roddenberry.com. David is also the creator of the highly-popular fantasy webcomic “Legend of Bill,” which has been running for more than 5 years, and has a legion of dedicated fans.
David also worked as an award-winning staff cartoonist at an Indiana daily newspaper for 6 years where his editorial cartoons and single-panel cartoons were distributed to newspapers nationwide through Thomson Newspapers, Scripps Howard News Service, CNHI News Service and Artizans Syndicate.
David also produces comics and cartoons for magazines like Star Trek Magazine, Renaissance Magazine, and Knights of the Dinner Table and has been featured in Nickelodeon magazine, Woman’s World and Scholastic's The New York Times Upfront, to name a few.
David has created comic book work for IDW Publishing, Tokyopop and BOOM Studios, and has created product designs for various companies such as Paws, Inc. (Garfield), Paramount Pictures, CBS Studios, Roddenberry Productions, Canson, Inc. and the NCAA, to name a few, and has created mobile content for providers like CBSMobile worldwide and ROK Media in the UK.
David spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy, 3 of which were spent living in Okinawa, Japan. David is also often a guest at comic and sci-fi conventions nationwide, where he can be found drawing, buying action figures and cosplaying as a Star Trek Captain or a Jedi/Sith (depending on his mood).