Monday, July 30, 2012

kickstarter update! stretch reward alpha!

hi all!

the kickstarter breached $6,000... and to celebrate i'm offering super-limited dare t-shirts!

only 11 days until the kickstarter wraps up!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


hi all!
well the kickstarter is halfway through, but the misfits' manual has been funded! to celebrate, i've updated the campaign with more levels, and also some bonus rewards! so if you already pledged, chances are you are getting something extra. check it out, and later i'll be announcing the first stretch goal:


and for that, i say

ben c

ps - more from the book:

Thursday, July 19, 2012


hi all!

well, the kickstarter is off to a great... start. 2/3 of the way there after just a week! there aren't any special stretch goals to announce yet, as the goal hasn't been stretched, but there are a few announcements:

1) after looking at all the numbers, i've decided to expand the misfits' manual from 48 to 60pages.

2) since i'm expanding it anyway... the manual originally focused on misfits (as the title so cleverly suggests), but i'm going to use the extra space to introduce some of the places that feature in the dare detectives adventures, too. especially since many of these locations were originally created as backdrops for gaming adventures, and the stories themselves often evolved out of these locations and misfits.

3) as mentioned before, dare was originally an RPG, and the book will have the misfits' game stats and attributes. i don't think i'll include anything about the rules in the book, since i doubt that the original game was interesting (or different) enough to merit it, but i will be posting some of the game details here this weekend or next week, for anyone who is interested.

so if you haven't checked out the dare detectives kickstarter yet, please check it out now! and don't be shy about spreading the word, there is almost no possible way that could lead to the end of the world.

ben c

Monday, July 16, 2012

some SDCC commissions

still recovering and a lot to digest -- and a lot to post -- from SDCC. here are a few of the commissions...

scanned this before putting in the lettering. the caption is "jesus christ has risen from the grave and conquered death". which i think we can all agree is a reference to zombie-punching.

still some others to post eventually, plus some (especially some big inked ones) to wrap up...

Thursday, July 12, 2012


hi all!

as promised (or threatened), i have a kickstarter up to print my first ever, all-color art book! the goal is pretty modest, but if it is surpassed, i will be expanding on the book itself, and adding additional rewards!
and i hardly need add that, if it is successful, it will pave the way for me to do more art books, and a few original comics as well!

so check it out, come back here for updates, and we'll see what happens in the next 30 days!

ps - i'm blasting through dare detectives #2 THE KULA KOLA CAPER right now, and every extra penny i make on THE MISFITS' MANUAL will go towards an inker, letterer etc for that book. so you'll really be helping in more ways that one! who says you can't multi-task?

no one.  but if they did, now you could point them to my kickstarter with a raised eyebrow (or two, if you're feeling athletic), and make them feel the slings and arrows of their own ignorance.

so really, it's a win for everyone!

ben c

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

IN ONE DAY... will be wednesday.

ALSO, i'll be launching a kickstarter for my new, ALL COLOR dare art book! (that's one of the many reasons i have been absent lately. also, stealing hubcaps.)

check back here tomorrow, and also follow me on twitter and facebook!

that's all the peek you get, you naughty thing!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

scooby & daphne

another commission. between these and the daily doodle, i might have to put out ANOTHER sketchbook this fall...

hula girl

wrapping up some commissions before SDCC...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SDCC and commission reservations!

hi all! i'll be at BOOTH 1223 at the san diego comic con, from wednesday through saturday! i'll have 6 different sketchbooks to sell:

plus dare detectives #1 the snow pea plot:

as well as prints and original art.

i'll also have some sneak peek art from the dare detectives 2: the kula kola caper, and the all-action classics version of the wizard of oz (coming out this fall!):

as always, i'll be doing commissions, and as always, i suggest you hit me up before the con starts to save a slot -- i got a LOT of commissions at heroes con, and i'm just catching up now! i'm probably going to have to limit my SDCC commissions. so write me before the con, or show up as early as you can!

commissions come in 4 delicious flavors. 8.5x11" pencils are $80:

9x12" inks/markers are $150:

11x17" pencils are $150:

14x17" inks/markers are $250:

see ya soon!

ps - stay tuned for some additional dare detectives news next week!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

recent doodles...

sorry it's been so crazy lately, some doodles i didn't get a chance to post...
8x11", pencil. $40 if you want it.

8x11", pencil. $40 if you want it.