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I received a ton of great responses to my previous journal and all kinds of great comments in general on this site. I wish I was better at responding to all of you who spend the time to write something to me. A bunch of professional artists produce steady work and have a healthy online presence so there shouldn't be any excuse. Someday I hope to be better.

If you're gonna be attending the Comic Convention here in Portland, OR this weekend you should certainly stop by my table. It'll give me something to do. 

  • Listening to: Hardcore History Podcast
  • Reading: WildC.A.T.S
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Eating: Thai Burger from Brunch Box
  • Drinking: Keurig was kind enough to fix my coffee machine


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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-

Sonic the Hedgehog
Mega Man
New Crusaders

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

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

Current Residence: PortLand, OR

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OggyIgel 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mr. Bates, if your travel and hotel expenses were covered, and you were given plenty of advance notice (say, 5-6 months), would you be open to being a special guest at a Sonic the Hedgehog fan convention?
Streaks-the-Hedgehog Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, glad I found you! Awesome work you've got~ I watch.
ShadowEspioFan1 Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey there Ben hope you're doing fine:)
gpainbringer55 Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is very cool, and your ID is kinda like how i am when i draw too XD it looks awesome ;) 
Hello! Awesome TMNT stuff! Do you come to any of the conventions in Chicago?

I would definitely cop a couple of pieces from you.

Keep up the great work!

I never knew you guys had your own D-art galleries. I love your art and style, been a big fan for a while and please keep up the great work. I look forward to what the team comes up with in the coming years.
You have an awesome gallery!  :D (Big Grin) .

Please keep up the good art!
Seeing your stuff drives me to better myself as an artist. Keep up the good work!!
kajinman Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! :D!
eggmanteen Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thx for the inspiration…
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