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bentonjew

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Professional illustrator/storyboard artist/comic artist living in Los Angeles, CA. Always had an interest in drawing and film since childhood. Drew my own comics and made little animated super-8 films with my twin brother growing up in Sacramento, CA. Went to The Academy of Art/USF in San Francisco. Started working at George Lucas' visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic around 1988, right out of school. Stayed there for 13 years, doing art for feature films and commercials including Ghostbusters 2, The Mask, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Men In Black, The Mummy. Left the Bay area for greener pastures and headed for Los Angeles on that fateful day of 9-11, dragging my girlfriend with me. After becoming a freelancer, I worked on Terminator-3, The Day After Tomorrow, The Chronicles of Riddick, Bolden, The Incredible Hulk, G.I. Joe 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Comics projects: Back-up stories in Marvel's "Agents of Atlas #1," and "Hulk Family #1." Appeared in small press anthologies "Zowie Deux," "Komikswerks: Thrills and Chills," "Secret Identities," "The Adventures of Unemployed Man," "Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave." Put together several self-published comics including "Babes In Space" anthology (featuring several ILM and Pixar artists); a sketchbook called "Striking Works" and a mini-crime comic "Art of Crime."

Favourite Visual Artist
Alex Toth, Jordi Bernet, Joe Kubert, Milton Caniff, Alex Raymeond, Gerry Talaoc, Frank Robbins, Frank Frazetta, Attilio Micheluzzi, John Buscema, Frank Thorne, John Romita, Michael Golden, Neal Adams, Noel Sickles,
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Manga Studio, Cintiq, Pen, Brush, India ink

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Thanks! i appreciate it. I was trying to give it somewhat of a feel of an old Japanese scroll.
Usagi Yojimbo-Benton Jew
Yes. The character has a great graphic novel that just came out. Written by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew, it is really a beautifully crafted book. Great pulpfeel  as well that I tried to recreate in this poster.
Green Turtle- Benton Jew
Thanks. The black and white drawing was done using MangaStudio EX4 and the colors were applied using Photoshop.
Hellboy 20th Anniversary-Benton Jew