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Now taking commissions! Send me a note if you'd like me to make you a pretty picture!
Alex Vause by BenSteamroller
Alex Vause
Commissioned pinup of Alex from Orange is the New Black.
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Turtles Sketch Cards by BenSteamroller
Turtles Sketch Cards
TMNT Sketch Cards I whipped up over the last couple days. Just a reminder that there are still Turtles beyond the impending Michael Bay abomination.
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Ben Steeves
Artist | Professional | Other
Canada
I'm an illustrator from the Canadian Maritimes. I work primarily in pencils and inks, but can also do colours. I've worked on such online comics as "Evil Dawn", "Our Time in Eden", "Zom-Ben", and a couple of guest comics on Gibson Twist's "Pictures of You". I've also done work for Ape Entertainment on their "Squids" iPhone comic app, and a few as-yet-unreleased issues of "White Picket Fences". Additionally I've designed several mascots for the Rampage Network, logos for various small businesses/sports teams.

Current Residence: Beardhenge
Favourite genre of music: All sorts of Rock.
Favourite style of art: Comics? Is that a style?
Operating System: OSX
Shell of choice: Conch? No, turtle!
Wallpaper of choice: Anything with Batman on it.
Personal Quote: "You've gotta be naked to party in space."
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Anyone who's known me for a while knows that my dream is to be a professional comics artist and while doing webcomics (and the fans and friends I've made from it) makes me feel like I'm making it happen, it's just not quite the same as being able to hold a comic I helped make in my own hands. Once I can do that, I'll know I'm really on my way. Now, after 10 (long, but short at the same time) years of trying, that's actually about to happen! I know that comes of a little self-congratulatory, but I guess I'm just excited.

As some of you may have noticed, my webcomics and my deviantArt gallery have not been updating very often and you may have been (but probably weren't) wondering where I've been. Roughly around this time last year, I was contacted by writer Matt Anderson, who had seen my comics online and wanted to collaborate. He pitched me a few story ideas and I sent him back some sample art and after a while his publisher at Ape Entertainment decided I'd be a good fit on Matt's book "White Picket Fences". For the past bunch of months I've been working with Matt on a handful of issues of that very title. Between this and my quote-unquote "day job" I haven't had a lot of time for much else. So if my lack of updates online are the bad news, then the good news is that the issues I've been working on will be available very soon!

The previous "White Picket Fences" releases received great reviews a few years ago and the series is going to be relaunched in a matter of weeks. Issue 1 of the WPF relaunch will be coming out next month (September) from Ape, beginning a four issue story arc. While my work won't be appearing in issues 1 or 2, I do have a four-page back-up story in both issues 3 and 4. If you want the whole story (and to support the title I'm working on) you'll want to go to your comic shop and tell them to order you "White Picket Fences" #'s 1 and 2 (which, I believe can be found in Previews).

After that story arc wraps up, issue 5 will feature me in my first full published-to-paper 20 page story! Then I've got two other full issues within the next three, though I'm not sure what order they come out so you should just buy all of 'em!

Thanks to all of you for your support, and I'll see you in comic stores soon!
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: XTC Vs. Adam Ant - They Might Be Giants

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andepoul Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! Great to see you! Thanks for the watch! How are things going for you on the circuit?
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BenSteamroller Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Artist
Hey, man. Haven't done much since that show. Finished up a big commission, and trying to get some comic pages made. How about you?
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andepoul Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Not too bad, really. I've done two shows since we met and they've been... alright I suppose. Really low key shows. I've only done two pieces since then. The Iron Man cover that's featured on my profile and one for my gf. I've applied and paid for Toronto Comicon, so we'll see how that goes. How about you? Any big shows coming up?
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BenSteamroller Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Artist
Nothing booked yet. I should get on that.
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Galactic-Rush Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fave! :iconlazyshadowedplz:
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BenSteamroller Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artist
No prob.
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Shyree Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Excellent work. I saw some of your pieces at the "Six Movies and a Movie" art show! Nice job :) We pinned a few on our Pinterest.com/deviantART board: [link]
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BenSteamroller Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Artist
Awesome. Thanks! I've been getting some good feedback.
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superskeetospro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This page needs more love...
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BenSteamroller Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks. I think so, too!
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