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Sonic Legacy Vol 4 by BenBates
Sonic Legacy Vol 4
Hey! How is every little thing?

Its pretty good on my end working full-time in animation, doing a new Teen Titans GO! comic, and I just started thumbnails for Sonic Legacy Vol 5.  I love doing these Legacy covers and feel pretty lucky to revisit designs/stories way before my time as a professional.

If I can convince Archie to let me continue doodling each Legacy vol, in another 11 years I'll have touched every point in the publications history up to when I was hired. 
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-

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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gamma102 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You still alive there?
flamethehedgehog2345 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you take requests?
TheAmazingGMan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hi :3 I'm a huge fan of your work.
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?
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.
SonaleeTheHedgehog23 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, simple question. Exactly what date is the first issue of Worlds Unite hitting comic book stores?
ShadowtailsDerol Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I wonder if you have commissions available?
tmntsam Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Good day, sir. Loved your work with the TMNT. And the Neutrinos as well.
SurrealBrain Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I was thinking of asking for a commission. Do you take those?

If so, could you show me a price diagram?
CoCoRoseX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you do request?
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