Ben Dunn

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Ben Dunn
Born (1964-04-17) April 17, 1964 (age 59)
Area(s)Writer, Artist, Publisher
Notable works
Antarctic Press
Ninja High School
Warrior Nun Areala
Marvel Mangaverse
AwardsInkpot Award (2016)[1]

Ben Dunn (born April 17, 1964)[2] is an American comic book artist and publisher.


Dunn was born in Taiwan, and grew up in Taiwan,[3] Kentucky, and San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated from Central Catholic Marianist High School.[3] It was in Taiwan that he was first exposed to Japanese manga.[3]

In 1984 he co-founded Antarctic Press,[3] an American comic book company specializing in manga-style (Amerimanga) titles. His most notable creations for Antarctic are the comic book series Ninja High School and Warrior Nun Areala.[3]

In 2003, Dunn sold his portion of Antarctic Press to start his own development company, Sentai Studios. After a couple of years he closed Sentai and returned to Antarctic.[4]

Dunn was one of the primary artists involved in the short-lived Marvel Mangaverse project. He also worked as an animator for the science-fiction film A Scanner Darkly.[5]

In 2016, Art Greenhaw began creating, editing and writing faith-based visual novels and comic books, starting with the book series God's Silver Soldiers,[6] also known as Silver Soldiers: The Comic and followed by Tales of Nazareth: The Boyhood of Jesus.[7] The comic books, under the imprint of Truthmonger Comics Group Publishing, have achieved acclaim for their action-oriented innovation in illustrations by Dunn, as well as their storylines, and they have been covered in the media by TV channels, newspapers, and faith-based, nationally syndicated radio.[8]

In 2019, Dunn created the Coalition of Independent Comic Publishers.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Dunn lives in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex with his wife and two children.


Comics work includes:[10]

  • 2002 Marvel Mangaverse (Marvel Comics)
  • 2003 The Agents (Image Comics)
  • 2004 How to Draw Manga (Antarctic)[18]
  • 2004–2005 Heaven Sent (Antarctic)
  • 2011 How to Draw Steampunk (Antarctic)
  • 2016-? Stellar Losers (Patreon Secret Site via Pintrest)[19]
  • 2016-? Silver Cross (Patreon Secret Site via Pintrest)[20]
  • 2017-03-17 Game of Geeks[21] (self-published via Patreon)
  • 2017 God's Silver Soldiers (aka Silver Soldiers: The Comic) (Nordskog Publishing)—backup stories: Tales of Nazareth: The Boyhood of Jesus[22]


  1. ^ Inkpot Award
  2. ^ Miller, John Jackson. "Comics Industry Birthdays", Comics Buyer's Guide, June 10, 2005. Accessed February 1, 2011. WebCitation archive
  3. ^ a b c d e Klaw, Rick. "Comic Book Heroes: San Antonio Brothers Keep Antarctic Press Thriving Long Enough For One of Its Creations to Land a Netflix Show", San Antonio Current (Feb 28, 2019).
  4. ^ Stout, Nathan. "Interview with artist Ben Dunn", According to Whim (April 26, 2013).
  5. ^ "A-Scanner-Darkly - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
  6. ^ "God's Silver Soldiers - Art Greenhaw, The Light Crust Doughboys - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Tales of Nazareth: Boyhood of Jesus (feat. Art Greenhaw & Eli) by Truthmonger Comics Group". iTunes. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Mesquite Grammy Winner Turns Comic Book Author". 4 August 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Ben Dunn of Antarctic Press Proposes a Comics Publisher Coalition - the CICP". Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Antarctic Press Creator List". Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  11. ^ NINJA HIGH SCHOOL 176 pg01
  12. ^ NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #176 pg32
  13. ^ To my Patreon Supporters
  14. ^ NINJA HIGH SCHOOL Kickstarter 5 UP!
  15. ^ MESSERSCHMITT short story in the HEN HOUSE
  16. ^ VALHALLA 1 in the HEN HOUSE
  17. ^ VALHALLA continues at the HEN HOUSE!
  18. ^ Dunn, Ben (20 February 2019). "How to Draw Manga #26". Antarctic Press. Retrieved 20 February 2019 – via Amazon.
  19. ^ Rare STELLAR LOSERS story in SECRET SITE
  20. ^ Jul 31, 2016 at 2:36 PM
  21. ^ Game of Geeks
  22. ^ "God's Silver Soldiers I Official Website". Retrieved 20 February 2019.

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