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IDW's Mutanimals #4 variant by BenBates
IDW's Mutanimals #4 variant
When I drew this they didn't have the character designs for the new mutants yet so I just did these black shapes and hoped it would work out. 
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IDW's Mutanimals #3 variant by BenBates
IDW's Mutanimals #3 variant
In my mind Slash is not aware that Mondo Gecko is on his back. 
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IDW's Mutanimals #2 variant by BenBates
IDW's Mutanimals #2 variant
Lots of fun imaging what Pigeon Pete's sense of style would be. That's a Popeye pez dispenser falling out of his fanny pack. I should have made it explicit but I was afraid it wouldn't get approved. The "dont pigeon hole me" button is actually a suggestion by 'Infinity Gauntlet' writer/artist Dustin Weaver. Guy has the goods and is bringing that same level of ingenuity to his work with Marvel. 
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IDW's Mutanimals #1 variant by BenBates
IDW's Mutanimals #1 variant
I'm pretty sure this issues just came out today! 
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Going out on a bang by BenBates
Going out on a bang
Covers for Archie's 'World's Unite'. I'll remove the black as the other covers are previewed.
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Hey, I forgot that tomorrow is FCBD. If you're in Portland and plan to be at Things from Another World's Beaverton location, I'll be there from 1pm-3pm. 
  • Listening to: Spirited Away soundtrack
  • Reading: Berserk
  • Watching: Wes Anderson movies
  • Playing: Pheonix Wright Justice for All
  • Eating: Rice, lots of rice
  • Drinking: Coconut smoothie

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Ben Bates
Artist | Professional
United States
My name is Ben Bates and I'm lucky enough to be a freelance illustrator primarily working in comics. I've had all kinds of fun in my career, working on many dream projects-

Archie-
Sonic the Hedgehog
Mega Man
New Crusaders

DarkHorse-
S.H.O.O.T. First
Star Wars- Defenders of the Lost Temple digest

IDW-
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
My Little Pony

I'm also a member of Periscope Studio. A studio with over twenty comic creators, go and check out the list of credits at www.periscopestudio.com.

Current Residence: PortLand, OR
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RGXSuperSonic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Loving your variant covers to World's Unite so far. I just wanna know so much about it, like how long it took you. All the detail and characters look absolutely awesome!
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NahXIII Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
BEEEEEN!!! YOU WORK WITH IDW OMG YESSSSS
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gamma102 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
You still alive there?
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BenBates Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional
Yep still alive. Working three jobs. I keep telling myself not to do more work but I just wont listen.
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flamethehedgehog2345 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you take requests?
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TheAmazingGMan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hi :3 I'm a huge fan of your work.
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ShadowtailsDerol Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, I'm trying to develope a new style, would you like if I draw one of your characters again?
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dreamcastzx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Mr. Ben Bates I am a huge fan of your artwork on sonic, megaman, and tmnt if it's not too much trouble could you please check out my drawings and tell me what you think of it.
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SonaleeTheHedgehog23 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, simple question. Exactly what date is the first issue of Worlds Unite hitting comic book stores?
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ShadowtailsDerol Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I wonder if you have commissions available?
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