Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's almost July....

Sorry. I've almost gone through the entire month of June without posting!

I recently did some artwork for the first ever Kiyama Awards. The award is for the first Asian American ComiCon that will be happening in NY soon. To see the artwork ( which will be engraved on a glass tablet ), and to find out more about Kiyama, the Kiyama Awards, and the Asian American ComiCon, go here or here

I'm currently trying to get a sketchbook out for San Diego Comic-Con. I know I'm cutting it close. The sketchbook will be called Striking Work and will be available at my artist alley table (EE02). Here is one of the images from the book, which I've colored for the blog ( the sketchbook will be black and white ). More info on the sketchbook, and what I will be doing at the convention coming soon!


At Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 1:41:00 PM PDT, Blogger Anson Jew said...

Nice. Color adds a lot to it.

At Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 12:13:00 AM PDT, Blogger Roberto Zaghi said...

Hi Benton, great shot! Love the way you inked the costume, so realistic.
Congrats, I can't wait to see more from your con book!

At Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 6:43:00 AM PDT, Blogger Percy Bysshe said...

Great Catwoman!

At Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 7:45:00 AM PDT, Blogger Parka said...

Saw your work on Secret Identities and it's great.

I've a art book review blog. If you want, I can help you promote your sketchbook for free.

I'll be heading to San Diego Comic Con 09 also.

At Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 12:03:00 PM PDT, Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

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At Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 12:04:00 PM PDT, Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Nice one , love the angle/perspective. Makes for a dynamic composition.

At Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 4:38:00 PM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

Anson-Thanks. I just wish I could've had color for the sketchbook too.

Roberto-Thanks. Wasn't sure if it was working or not. I would see the Adam Hughes versions and I say "why do I even try?". But she is fun to draw.


Parka-I've seen your blog ( linked to it a while back ) and I really like it. Please come by my artist alley table at EE02 and introduce yourself. I'm impressed you're coming all the way from Singapore. If this is your first San Diego Comic-Con you're in for a treat!

Dominic-This was one of many sketches I did exclusively for the book and convention. I really wanted to do something other than a "superheroine standing " pose. I wanted a little atmosphere, and decided to place it outside the window of a crime scene and I'm happy with how it turned out.

At Friday, September 4, 2009 at 2:21:00 AM PDT, Blogger crazy_asian_man said...

"I would see the Adam Hughes versions and I say "why do I even try?"

Suprised to hear that- given how much work you've done!

Adam Hughes makes gorgeous pictures.....but.... I find work from the 'rougher' comic book artists from the silver age far more interesting to look at as time passes- (The Gil Kanes, John Romitas, and Nick Cardy for sure- )

Their work might not be as slick as Hughes, but have more personality, imo.

At Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 7:09:00 PM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

The one thing ALL these artists share ( whether slick or not ) is draftsmanship and strong figure drawing.
The drawings in most of today's comics are rather primitive and rudimentary in the drawing, but extremely anal retentive in the surface rendering.
Good drawing will outlast overworked cross-hatching any day of the week.

At Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 11:45:00 PM PDT, Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Benton,

This is Mike from racebending. We met briefly at SDCC '09.

Just wanted to let you know that we put the video up of the professional and fan interviews we did while there. Hope you like the final product. Thanks so much for participating! :)



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