The Kreep asks artist Ben Templesmith, how?


Ben Templesmith (born 7 March 1978) is an Australian graphic artist best known for his work in the American comic book industry – most notably Fell with writer Warren Ellis, published by Image Comics, where he helped pioneer a new format for commercial comics, and 30 Days of Night with writer Steve Niles published by IDW Publishing which has since been turned into a major motion picture of the same name. As well as being nominated for multiple Eisner Awards four years in a row for his comic work, 2005-2008 as well as a 2008 International Horror Guild Award for Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse. He has also created book covers, movie posters, trading cards, and concept work for film.


The first time I eyed a Templesmith illustration I… was… mesmerized. I gazed at it ceaselessly, attaching myself not only to the chilling detail of his penmanship, but to the paint’s free will as well. A Jackson Pollack mindset that thrust blood splatters n’ atmospheric ambience to a whole new order. Needless t’say, from that day forward, I worshiped Templesmith’s art. You can clearly see the sticky nature of it. Let Ben take your brain for a ride. Get whisked away to a darker humanity that still survives within all of us. Where art gives a gentle birth t’dreams, dreams breed fantasy, and fantasy stays ’til a tomorrow never comes too often.

From Templesmith’s Journal:

Due to several reasons, CHOKER issue 1 is actually going to come out THIS WEEK on the 10th Feb, instead of the previously thought 24th.

Yep, for the first time in a long time, a comic book is actually going to ship early.

To celebrate, this here is a dedicated limited run variant cover for Larry’s Comics, over in Boston! Don’t think it’s been seen yet.


Ah, Templesmith,
How do you do it?
How do you hit the line?
T’splatters in the raw?
T’spot a craze,
Give birth n’ then,
Ah, Templesmith,
I’ll ask again,
How do you do it, how?

Inkling pry mind’s eye
What with a junkie’s fix
T’take dark art
Inject a brain
T’rest upon a gift
Palette brim of hue
Ah, Templesmith,
I’ll ask of you,
How do you do it, how?

in E†ernity,
Brazillia R. Kreep
The Kreep

> Read The Kreep’s ’30 Days of Night’ Film review


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: