Ben Caldwell (cartoonist)

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Ben Caldwell
Area(s)Cartoonist, Artist
Notable works
Prez, A-Force, Action! Cartooning, The Dare Detectives, All-Action Classics, Wednesday Comics: Wonder Woman

Ben Caldwell is an American artist known for his work in toy design, animation development, children's book illustration, and comic book illustration.

Early life[edit]

Ben Caldwell graduated from the Parsons School of Design for Illustration, and Eugene Lang College for Ancient History.[citation needed]


Most of Caldwell's work has been for DC Comics,[1] Marvel Comics,[2] Sterling Books, and ToyBiz (on projects including The Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, X-Men, World Championship Wrestling, and Harry Potter). His comics cover work includes Justice League Unlimited, Red Sonja, Vampirella, All-Star Batman, John Carter of Mars/Mars Attacks, and Snagglepuss Chronicles. Caldwell's book and comic credits started with Wonder Woman children's books and the initial Star Wars: Clone Wars comic. Later comic work includes many one-shot and supplementary stories such as The Suicide Squad vs The Banana Splits, Superboy: Future's End, Justice League Unlimited, Convergence: Infinity Inc vs Jonah Hex, and random misadventures of Harley Quinn.

Ben Caldwell's most widely known work is the Action! Cartooning series of 'how-to' books and the All-Action Classics comics including Dracula, Tom Sawyer, The Odyssey, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for Sterling; script and art for an oversized (and polarizing[3]) Wonder Woman story for DC Comics' Wednesday Comics series; the award-winning[4] 2015 Prez reboot miniseries from DC Comics (w. Mark Russell), a 2016 run on A-Force for Marvel Comics (w. Kelly Thompson), and an as-yet untitled Carrie Kelley graphic novel[5] (w. Frank Miller).

Caldwell began his comics career with the creator-owned and award-losing[6] Dare Detectives comic, which has been reprinted or rebooted at various times. "Dare" was inspired by his Eighth Grade algebra class, as a way to avoid Eighth Grade Algebra.

Personal life[edit]

Ben Caldwell lives in Pennsylvania with his family and large collection of Chinese murder mysteries.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ben Caldwell". DC. 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  2. ^ "Ben Caldwell". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  3. ^ "Synopsis of Wonder Woman section of Wednesday Comics". Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  4. ^ Johnston, Rich (2016-06-05). "Ben Caldwell Wins National Cartoonist Society Award For Prez". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  5. ^ Polo, Susana (2018-03-23). "Frank Miller to pen young adult graphic novel in Dark Knight Returns setting". Polygon. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  6. ^ C. B. R. Staff (2005-05-22). "2005 Manning Award Nominees Announced". CBR. Retrieved 2022-05-21.

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