H o m e !
Welcome to my website!
I am an experienced freelance illustrator, cartoonist, and art director.
I mainly illustrate children's books, and I've illustrated dozens of picture books for all the major publishing houses in Israel.
I have been working as the editorial illustrator for the Makor Rishon newspaper for over a decade, as well as working as a cartoonist in Hashiloach, a journal of thought and policy.
I studied classical art with well-known, contemporary painters, drawing and painting in various media. I also studied animation and character design, graphic design and print production.
I live in Israel with my wife and sweet children.
Israel Ministry of Culture Award 2021
Reviews and more:
'Welcome Menahem Halberstadt' - An interview at the 'Jewish Books For Kids' blog
with Barbara Bietz
' With beautifully appealing pictures' -'A Basket Full OF Figs' review by Emily Schneider, Imaginary Elevators blog.
' It is accompanied by expressive color illustrations and an appealing layout' - 'A Basket Full OF Figs' review by Michal Hoschander Malen, Jewish Book Council