David Lester is a painter, graphic designer, cartoonist, and the guitarist in the rock duo Mecca Normal. His book, The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism went into a revised second printing and is taught as part of an English course on Academic Writing Stratagies at Capilano University. He has created the poster series "Inspired Agitators," archived at The Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles, and designed the popular t-shirt "Actually, I like crap." Lester also does a weekly illustration, with text by Mecca Normal bandmate Jean Smith, for Magnet Magazine. As well, his cartoons appeared regularly for a year in the San Diego Reader. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.