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Ben Templesmith

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Ben Templesmith is a New York Times best selling artist and writer most widely known for his work in the comic book industry where he has received multiple nominations for the International Horror Guild Awards as well as the industry’s top prize, the Eisner Award. He also won a Spike TV Scream Award.

As a creator, his most notable works have been 30 Days of Night (which spawned a major motion picture) and Fell. His other projects include the critically acclaimed serial Wormwood: Gentleman Cor... view portfolio see more

Latest message from Ben TemplesmithLatest Message on 5/5/2011 at 4:33 AM

Putting up a bunch of work in progress shots of a warm up I did, MOLOTOV COCKTEASE! Huzzah! ... view all creator comments see more

I KILL ZOMBIES ( & other such things )

My bank manager - So, this was my bank manager. At least, the one that turned me down for a loan. On a whim I checked out the local bank and sure enough, he was still there. Was hard at first, to tell if he was a zombie or not, since it's basically a requirement of financial management to have nothing much going on upstairs.

After repeated hits with his golf clubs in his office I severed his head with a rather impressive letter opener. 12-01-2010

Loose Suse - This was "Loose Suse" a local skank I'd see plying her trade on the local street corner from my place every now and then. God knows what sort of nasty things she was breeding between her legs,  ( I saw some of her clients ) but after the "event"...well, she was rather keen to give me a case of Zombie herpes and I just couldn't have that. Nothing an axe to the neck a few times couldn't fix. 12-01-2010

Tubbs - This fat bastard was a local hobo before he became zombified. His new condition certainly didn't improve his eating habits. Got to love a country where the homeless and those on the lowest strata can actually become obese.

His large rolls of fat make him a pretty easy, if smelly, take down. He'd started to putrefy in the sun a little more than most so was nice and ripe by the time I got to him with my garden shears. 12-02-2010

Screamer - No idea who this woman was but as a zombie, all she'd do was stand around screaming in that horribly gurgling way these buggers always seem to do. I'd had enough of it so I had a bit of fun posing with my samurai sword before severing her vocal chords along with her head. Finally got some peace and quite after that. 12-02-2010

Grinner - this particular piece of scum really ran for me in the street the other day. Had a big old hungry grin on his face too. Bastard really wanted a bite out of me. Must've been some sorta hard man back in the day because he put up quite the fight before I managed to put him down with my baseball bat to the jaw followed by spade in the neck to finish the job. 12-03-2010

Pornographer - Here's one while it's still rough as guts. I note out the vague text for it as well right now, trying to come up with a little back story. 12-04-2010

James Gerome - Another one in the proto stage. I have a feeling I'll be doing a lot of zombie "annoying neighbour" types as I go. 12-05-2010

Clean shot - I should probably make up more story for this one before he's done. 12-06-2010

Aunt Ethel - Please note, I don't actually have an Aunt Ethel though I won't be adverse to adding family members. 12-06-2010

The Pornographer - This one I caught in a stairwell, as I was scoping out a high rise for food. Pick Axe to the head. Found with pants down and actually jerking off, to a large amount of porn lying on the ground. Guess he wanted one last wank before the infection took over.

Dirty bastard. 12-07-2010

James - James Gerome.

Arsehole neighbour. 

Put up a bit of a fight. After baseball bat to the head a few times, managed to use the .44 through his eye.Then went into his house & turned off his goddamn sound system. 

First good night's sleep in weeks. Well, apart from keeping an eye out for the undead. 12-08-2010

Road Rager - This sonuvabitch came at me on the highway. Just ran right at me. 

Shot to the head before he got too close. 

Then I ran him over with an abandoned Hummer with just a little juice left...to make myself feel better. 12-09-2010

Aunt Ethel - Aunt Ethel was still sitting in her comfy chair.

Said my goodbyes. Used a spade on her.. Lovingly of course. She was my favourite aunt, after all. 12-10-2010

John Luger - More sketches and rough notes on the story. 12-15-2010

Stinker - Need more zombies with beards. 12-16-2010

Epiphany - My first black girl zombie 12-17-2010

Forker - You knew the pitchfork was coming. It's one of the funnest ways to off an undead. 12-19-2010

John Luger - This time the inks, next up watercolours! Been refining some of the script as I go, if you notice. 01-15-2011

Forky - This time the inks, next up watercolours! Been refining some of the script as I go, if you notice. 01-16-2011

Stinker - This time the inks, next up watercolours! Been refining some of the script as I go, if you notice. 01-17-2011

Epiphany - This time the inks, next up watercolours! Been refining some of the script as I go, if you notice. 01-18-2011

Doctor Farrow - This time the inks, next up watercolours! Been refining some of the script as I go, if you notice. 01-19-2011

Doc - Adding the tones and colours yet again. 02-14-2011

Stinker - Adding the tones and colours yet again. 02-15-2011

Piitchforker - Adding the tones and colours yet again. 02-16-2011

Epiphany - Adding the tones and colours yet again. 02-17-2011

Luger - Adding the tones and colours yet again. 02-19-2011

Kane & Lynch raw - The raw painting before all the tweaks and colours for my first Kane and Lynch cover. 02-21-2011

The Templefeed

con commission - con commission 04-24-2011

con commission - con commission 04-25-2011

Drac in progress commission - Con commission 04-25-2011

con commission - con commission 04-26-2011

con commission - con commission 04-26-2011

Wee Joker - For the hell of it, to see how I'd do him... 04-27-2011

Wee Joker - For the hell of it, to see how I'd do him... 04-27-2011

Wee Joker - A bit of linework 04-28-2011

We Joker - more linework 04-28-2011

Le Batman - The beginnings thereof. 04-29-2011

Molotov - Rough pencils. Getting hips right is a bugger. 05-06-2011

Molotov - Rough pencils. Getting hips right is a bugger. 05-06-2011

Molotov - Basic lines. Yeah, the tracing bit! 05-07-2011

Molotov - Basic lines. Yeah, the tracing bit! 05-07-2011

Molotov - Line weight. Yeah, I try. 05-09-2011

Molotov - Line weight. Yeah, I try. 05-09-2011

Molotov - Line weight. Yeah, I try. 05-09-2011

Molotov - Line weight. Yeah, I try. 05-09-2011

Molotov - Tones! 05-12-2011

Molotov - Tones! 05-12-2011

Molotov - Tones! 05-12-2011

Molotov - Added the spot red. Always like the red in the right places.

To see the final version, check out my blog or ebay sometime. Yup, I'll put it up probably. 05-13-2011

Molotov - Added the spot red. Always like the red in the right places.

To see the final version, check out my blog or ebay sometime. Yup, I'll put it up probably. 05-13-2011

Pipeline Comments

03/10/2011 03:37 PM

FlipGirl

Hey- looking forward to seeing you at C2E2! will you have more zombies up for the show?

03/07/2011 10:41 AM

Dreamflux

Birthday Zombies please!

01/05/2011 11:07 AM

FlipGirl

I'm looking forward to seeing more zombie development in 2011!

12/14/2010 09:32 PM

Auryon

Zombies are amazing and are never tired. Captured perfectly. Can't wait to see more!

12/08/2010 12:46 PM

Dreamflux

Love the transition from sketch to actual art. I think I saw granny on a Hallmark card tho.....

12/03/2010 02:35 PM

Glen D Brunswick

Is it rude to say that loose Suze reminds me of an ex-girlfriend? Wait, who am I insulting here. Lovely stuff, Ben!

12/02/2010 05:54 PM

eD Keener

Love the Doctor Who picture in your gallery! Awesome stuff.

12/02/2010 12:39 PM

Kris

Nice! You're creating quite an awesome world there, and I can't wait to find out more about it!

12/02/2010 11:59 AM

Jay

The zombie images (and the captions, specifically) are just hands-down hilarious! I love the wit...and the art's not too shabby either! ;)