Ben Templesmith is a New York Times best selling artist and writer most widely known for his work in the comic book industry where he has received multiple nominations for the International Horror Guild Awards as well as the industry’s top prize, the Eisner Award. He also won a Spike TV Scream Award.
As a creator, his most notable works have been 30 Days of Night (which spawned a major motion picture) and Fell. His other projects include the critically acclaimed serial Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, as well as Welcome to Hoxford, and Singularity 7, all of which he also wrote.
He has also worked on the Star Wars, Doctor Who, GI Joe, Army of Darkness, Silent Hill and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer properties and produces art and design for music bands, dvds, toys, and film concept work.
I met Ben Templesmith at San Diego Comic Con, where the well-dressed Aussie agreed to do a short interview – very short!
What comics or art projects are you working on right now?
Can’t say. Although I’m finishing up some older projects like CHOKER, WORMWOOD and FELL as well…
What other artists in your field inspire you?
In the field only? Currently, Mike Mignola, Paul Pope, Becky Cloonan, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba… the list goes on…
Do you work out of your home or do you have an office/studio space?
I usually tend to work from home. Or hotels. Or airports. Or on airplanes. You get the idea.
What upcoming projects are you most excited about and why?
One I can’t talk about but I get to play in someone elses sand box for awhile..
Where do you see comics heading in the next 5 years?
For more visit Ben Templesmith’s own site