KELLY BENDER COMICS COLLECTION

KELLY BENDER COMICS COLLECTION
Here is just a sampling of the many comic book series I've written & co-created

Monday, 29 May 2017

UNDIGENOUS Kickstarter is 175+% FUNDED!

UNDIGENOUS is a 3 issue horror comic.

It's STRANGER THINGS meets THE FOG.

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender
Co-Created & Illustrated: Adam Ferris
Inks: Brenton Mathena
Colors: Angel Lidon
Letters: Micah Myers
Editor: Matt Kelly


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kellybender/undigenous-1-of-3-comic-book?ref=category








STRETCH GOALS (Comic Sized Pinups) 






Tuesday, 24 January 2017

YAKUZA 893 Issue 1 KICKSTARTER is LIVE!


YAKUZA 893 is a three issue comic book miniseries about gang life in Japan.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kellybender/yakuza-893-comicbook

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender (Me)
Co-Created & Illustrated: EDA KUNSIS
Inks: IVAN MIRANDA
Colors: BRENTON MATHENA
Letters: MICAH MYERS


COVER A (by Eda Kunsis) 


                                               COVER B (by LEO COLAPIETRO)



                                                             CREATOR BIOS
                                           







Thursday, 15 December 2016

CYBERFORCE: ARTIFACTS #0

Top Cow Productions, Inc. talent hunt short Story comes out this month (December 28th).
Be sure to pick it up:


ENEMY MINE:
Writer: Kelly Bender (me)
Artist: Jim Towe
 Colors: Chris Northrop
Letters: Troy Peteri




Force in Mourning:
Writer: Camilla Zhang
Artist: Francesca Aureli
Colors: K Michael Russell: Color Artist
Color assists: Vincent Valentine
Letters: Troy Peteri


Weaponeer:
Writer: Paul Penna
Artist: Jim Towe
Colorist: Chris Northrop
Letters: Troy Peteri



Thanks so much to Matt Hawkins Marc Silvestri Ryan Cady Ashley Victoria Robinson & everybody else at TOP COW for making this happen.
I know what this opportunity means and I promise not to waste it.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

ARTIST & WRITER PRACTICE SCRIPT (SuperHero)

Here is a comic book script, artists can use to practice interpreting a comic script, setting up sequential pages and helping to grow their portfolios. 

Writers can also use it to see how certain comic scripts are formatted: This is the comic script format I use (it's NOT the only style of script formatting, it's just the format I prefer).  I used this format when I entered and won (runner-up) the TOP COW TALENT HUNT CONTEST in 2015. 

Artist who would like their sequential art samplings reviewed by me (based on this script) can follow me and message me on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kelly.bender.7127?fref=ts or TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/KellyBender17

ARTIST TIP:  Make sure you see how much dialogue is required for each panel while you are laying out the page.  The general rule is 70/30  70% for art 30% for dialogue per page. This rule may change depending on the amount of dialogue required.  Keep that in mind.  

WRITERS:  I like this format because it really separates the varying components to the script.  

At a first glance the art team can easily see WHAT page it is and HOW MANY panels are required for this page. 

SUPERHERO Practice Script – by Kelly Bender                                                 Page 01
Page 01 (4 Panels)
PANEL 1

The dialogue is separated from the panel descriptions to make it stand out, and it really makes it easier for everybody to see.  REMINDER that in the very beginning of your careers the art team will most likely be working at night (after their real jobs, and their kids are put to bed), by simplifying it and separating the details it makes it easier, quick and less frustrating for your team to work on it. 


SUPERHERO Practice Script – by Kelly Bender                                                Page 01
Page 01 (4 Panels)
PANEL 1 (thin width of the page)

We are looking at the outline of an Alternate New York city at night.  We can see skyscrapers and other tall buildings. There are pointed topped buildings and only 1 flat roofed one which is a bit lower than the others, but near the middle of the image. That’s the one we’ll be focusing on.

CAPTION 1:
Steel City.

CAPTION 2:

It didn’t used to be called that. 



PRACTICE SCRIPT - SUPERHERO STYLE: "STEEL TOWN" 








Saturday, 19 September 2015

DEATH-RATTLER issue 1 available on Comixology now!

DEATH-RATTLER issue 1 (of 4) is available on COMIXOLOGY right now from my publisher MARKOSIA

https://www.comixology.com/Death-Rattler-1-of-4/digital-comic/268898


Outline: 

It was an age of Magic & Science, Steam & Steel.
It was a new frontier, but old ways die hard.

The Devil's Cross Gang ruled the land and the law was helpless to stop them. But there was hope coming.

An orphaned daughter of a murdered farmer is on a quest to rip the world of the gang who killed her pa.

The woman known only as...DEATH-RATTLER.



Co-Created & Written: Me (KELLY BENDER
Co-Created & Illustrations: RYAN DOWNING
Inks: IVAN MIRANDA
Colors: ALAN BAY







Friday, 5 June 2015

"STARBURN" out on COMIXOLOGY

"STARBURN" is a four issue SCi-Fi miniseries coming out by publisher MARKOSIA 

It's available on COMIXOLOGY here: STARBURN issues 1 - 3

Created & Written:  KELLY BENDER (Me)
Illustrations: BRIAN BALONDO
Inks: CRISTIAN DOCOLOMANSKY
Colors: LAURA LEE
Letters: NIC J SHAW (issues 1&2) MICAH MYERS (issues 3&4)




"Convoy of Corpses" being published by INSANE COMICS

"CONVOY OF CORPSES" will be published by INSANE COMICS

Outline:
Highway #1 in Afghanistan from Kabul to Kandahar is the world’s most dangerous highway.

It is often referred to as the “highway to hell” or “hell’s highway”.

A United States military convoy is assigned with transporting a BBC news crew from Kandahar to Naw Abad, the BBC news crew wants to report on the war in Afghanistan and they quickly realize that the real story of the war is the Highway itself.

Between Taliban attacks, Car bombs, treacherous narrow corners and roadways, the BBC news crew find out first hand why it’s called the world’s most dangerous highway.

COMING SUMMER 2015 FROM INSANE COMICS

CONVOY OF CORPSES CREDITS

Creator & Writer - KELLY BENDER (Me)
Illustrations - Andi Supriyono​ (aka Van Choran)
Inks -  Ivan Miranda​ Ivan Miranda
Colors - Amitabha Naskar​
Letter - Nic J. Shaw
Cover - Tom Kelly
Pinup - Ken Perry

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