Will draw for coffee
A somewhat mad Aussie artist known for his eerie, vivid style, dark humour and using a mixture of digital and traditional media in most of his work.
His first commercial work was on a Spawn
spin off, but the comic that really elevated him into the limelight was Thirty Days of Night
with Steve Niles. Since then he has illustrated a large amount of comics for IDW Publishing
such as a Dead Space
prequel comic and issues of Doctor Who
and G.I. Joe
, IDW also publish Templesmith’s own comics such as Welcome to Hoxford
, about a Sociopathic Hero
who ends up in a extreme security prison that is actually a front for a pack of Werewolves and Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse
, his ongoing series about a cadaver possessing, beer loving, demon worm and his gaggle of weird acquaintances.
In 2013, he joined forces with J. Michael Straczynski
on a new series called Ten Grand
, but Straczynski became concerned when Templesmith either would not or could not be reached for comment or updates on the work, and decided to replace Templesmith after issue #4. A few days later Ben finally resurfaced, stating that he had been overwhelmed by personal issues and "a rather catastrophic move to Chicago where a bunch of my stuff is missing and I got other people's things". He apologized for his absence, saying that "I wish JMS & Ten Grand well but I think I'm incapable of monthlies in general, certainly on top of a lot of the other stuff going on, so everything seized up a bit & I collapsed in a heap so to speak as the snowball of lots of things not going as planned. & that's my issue, no one elses. I'm sure the book will still be fantastic, just without me."
His blog can be found here