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Name: Ben Perkins

Bio: My name is Ben Perkins.  I was born in 1976 and I am a comic artist.I live in Portland, OR with my two kids and enjoy all the things that both bring.  I am currently working on various projects, including my own creator owned graphic novel.Check out my stuff at www.brattyben.deviantart.com

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September 29, 2013 10:57 pm Great episode, guys. I had one thought while you guys were discussing the Gotham on FOX. It seems to me that in Batman: Year One, Jim Gordon came to town the same time Bruce Wayne did, and only had to wait a few months or so, before he actually became Batman. My thought was, are they just going to write their own continuity as far as referencing Jim having served as a cop in Chicago, which got him transfered to Gotham? I know I'm being a tad nitpicky, and I am an unabashed Gordon fan, but, I find it very strange that the character will be able to hold up an entire show without a little help from the Bat.
August 30, 2013 6:37 pm I really dig this week's selection. I urge anyone who likes Nic Klein's Wolvie sketch to check out his blog. Super awesome and powerful artist. The drawing this week is just a small sampling of his scope of work and draftsmanship. James Harren I started following on DevianArt, and man, his stuff is inspiring. He does a delicious OMAC, among others. Of course, it wouldn't be Sketch Up if there wasn 't a Murphy drawing in there. He kills it every time!!! Plus, apparently he's got a Batman story coming down the pike, so I'm super excited for that. Can't wait till next week.
August 28, 2013 4:25 am Whenever my friends and I are discussing stories, and in particular, great endings, I tell them about Preacher. It's hard to those who haven't read it, but, it's just about the most perfect line, to the close of a story in any medium. It was this moment that made me actually see the whole story in a bit of a different light and it made the journey even more memorable. I read it in trades, so I buzzed through this epic in about a weeks time, so I'm envious of those who read it month to month and have those few years growing and changing with the characters all to come to a sweet and perfectly succinct ending.
May 2, 2013 2:21 pm HA! Blister my butt. The pic of the girl with the purple hair and the gun. That's me standing in the background. Awesome.
May 2, 2013 2:16 pm Easily my favorite con, and a five minute walk from my house, ta boot! It was awesome meeting Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore. Those guys are so humble and gracious. It was infectious. I love Stumptown because you get a very wide variety of independent, self-published works and art, as well as more established houses, like Dark Horse, Oni, Top Shelf, ect. I also love that the local comic shops put up really awesome booths with HUGE discounts. Also, I had my picture taken with the World's Finest, and that was pretty cool. Favorite booth this year? Besides all my friend's tables, it would have to go to Portland's Alter Ego Society. If you can, try to look up their movie, Archives of the Fantastic. A great loving group of people who host an annual bar crawl where heroes and villains end up meeting at the finish, Epic, geeky, and weird. Just like Portland!!
April 23, 2013 12:37 am It should read...I collected everything my job would ALLOW.. :)
April 23, 2013 12:36 am Oh man! The summer of '89 was such a definitive year for me and my geekdom. Oh how I fawned and sighed over every offering of Batman leading up to that warm anticipated night on June 23. I collected everything my job could. (My job consisting of collecting cans on the way back home from the local swimming pool) I fondly remember both sets of Topps collector cards, the second with behind the scenes and production art. I remember swimming through my issue of the Topps Official Movie Magazing and dogearing the hell out of that sucker. For my birthday my Dad got me the Batmobile model kit based on the movie and I played with that thing forever. The toys, the Happy Meals, the magazines, the cup, THE CEREAL with the Batman penny bank!! EVERYTHING! What a great summer to be a lover of Batman!
April 15, 2013 9:22 pm I dunno. It seems kind of whiney and self entitled to ask for things just because you are aware of those thing and are steeped in the culture. I understand your dismay at seeing a giant company not utilizing something under their umbrella that would be sure to rake in the money. Not everything tho, can be catered to you just because you want, or nay EXPECT to see it. Maybe the bean counters at Disney didn't think renovating half their park to accommodate a handful of people who would appreciate their rides made a whole lot of fiscal sense. It just seems to stink of this self indulgent, entitled culture that seems to be ignorant of greater things going on.
April 6, 2013 2:24 pm I remember picking up and reading the first two issues, and meeting Ethan at Stumptown a few years ago. I loved the idea, I liked the premise and Ethan was a hell of a nice guy. The things that drew me in to Axe Cop are the same things that turn me off as well. It's a fun mad-camp, buckle up, no explanations needed kind of ride, but, at the same time the pacing is so frenetic and things pop out of nowhere that my mind kind of went into a bit of overload. I'm super happy for the guys for getting an animated series off the ground, and I'm a huge fan of Offerman so that's a plus, but, I'm not sure the subject matter and irreverent style will hold up down the road. We'll see. I'm rooting for 'em.
March 24, 2013 5:56 pm Portland, OR has a comic book month in April, usually centered around the Stumptown Comics Festival. Hell, even our mayor cosplayed as a contestant winner's original idea. It was pretty cool.