My Convention Sketchbook 2003-2013 #25 Ben Catmull

Here’s another great artist who deserves more attention.  Ben Catmull has been making eerily beautiful comics for over a decade, and his latest release Ghosts and Ruins, published by Fantagraphics Books, is no exception.  The book is filled with mysterious, dark illustrated stories of imagined haunted houses, and who or what inhabits them.  Mr. Catmull first hit the comics scene with his Xeric Foundation funded short story anthology Paper Theater, and then followed that up with the critically acclaimed Monster Parade, also published by Fantagraphics. I was fortunate enough to catch Ben Catmull at SDCC in 2004, and he drew this charming, spouting whale thing in my sketchbook.  Thanks, Ben!

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