Ben

Author's details

Name: Ben Towle
Date registered: 11/30/-0001
URL: http://www.benzilla.com

Latest posts

  1. AlphaBands – Z is for Zigaboo Modeliste — 7/16/2014
  2. AlphaBands – Y is for Yellowman — 7/7/2014
  3. AlphaBands: X is for XTC — 7/2/2014
  4. Catching Up On AlphaBands: V & W — 6/30/2014
  5. My Friend and Collaborator: Chris Reilly 1967 – 2014 — 6/13/2014

Most commented posts

  1. Mockingbird Tattoo Designs — 37 comments
  2. Service Review: Ka-Blam Print on Demand — 33 comments
  3. The Comics Journal Message Board: A Requiem — 32 comments
  4. Craft: A Review of the New Koh-i-nor Rapidosketch Pen — 27 comments
  5. Ugliest Dog in the World? — 22 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul
16

AlphaBands – Z is for Zigaboo Modeliste

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Z is for Zigaboo Modeliste   __________ AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. See the art and find out more at the AlphaBands tumblr: http://alphabands.tumblr.com/

Jul
07

AlphaBands – Y is for Yellowman

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Y is for Yellowman   __________ AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. See the art and find out more at the AlphaBands tumblr: http://alphabands.tumblr.com/

Jul
02

AlphaBands: X is for XTC

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X is for XTC __________ AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. See the art and find out more at the AlphaBands tumblr: http://alphabands.tumblr.com/  

Jun
30

Catching Up On AlphaBands: V & W

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V is for Vince Guaraldi W is for Woody Guthrie __________ AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. See the art and find out more at the AlphaBands tumblr: http://alphabands.tumblr.com/

Jun
13

My Friend and Collaborator: Chris Reilly 1967 – 2014

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My friend Chris Reilly passed away this week. I first met Chris Reilly in Bethesda, Maryland at the 2003 Small Press Expo. SPX was a lot different then–as was I. The Expo was held in a smallish hotel in the heart of Bethesda proper and it was a much, much smaller event than the indie …

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Jun
12

AlphaBands: United Future Organization

united future organization

U is for United Future Organization __________ AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. See the art and find out more at the AlphaBands tumblr: http://alphabands.tumblr.com/

Jun
05

Is Bill Watterson Guest-drawing on Pearls Before Swine?

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At the beginning of this week Pearls Before Swine cartoonist Stephan Pastis mentioned that something “mind-blowing” was upcoming in this week’s story-line:   This week’s Pearls strips will contain a mind-blowing surprise. I promise. pic.twitter.com/bzLS9zkBdF — Stephan Pastis (@stephanpastis) June 2, 2014 In Monday’s strip, Pastis’s neighbor (Pastis appears as a character in the strip), …

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Jun
04

AlphaBands – T is for Tammy Wynette

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T is for Tammy Wynette I got a bit overly-brushy here, but what the heck. That’s what weekly projects like these are for: experimentation. —————– AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. See the …

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Jun
02

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Prints For Sale/Process Post

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Our local independent theater, a/perture Cinema is doing a yearlong film series in which local artists pick films to be screened each month and design posters to accompany them. Of the five films I submitted for consideration, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was selected. (My other four were The Road Warrior, Kung Fu Hustle, …

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May
26

AlphaBands: S is for Sly Stone

Sly Stone

S is for Sly Stone As usual, this was drawn entirely in Digital Manga Studio with various Ray Frenden brushes. —————– AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. See the art and find out …

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