Here is just a sampling of the many comic book series I've written & co-created

Monday, 29 April 2013

"Hang Low Aim High" Page 4 and more preview art

Here is Page 04 completed (no words yet) and previews of Pages 05 and 06.

All art and coloring done by the amazingly talented: Adrian "Crisuadi" Crasmaru:

Story and Concept by me (Kelly Bender) :

                                                             Page 04
                                                                          Page 05
                                                                            Page 06

Friday, 26 April 2013

`False Dawn` Pages 1-5

Here are pages 1 to 5 of my comic book `False Dawn`.

Art and Inking by Ken Perry (
Letters by Nicholas Shaw (
Written and Created by Kelly Bender (Me) (
                                                                        Page 01

                                                                          Page 02
Page 03

Page 04
Page 05

"Swords of Honor" cover

Here it is the cover to "Swords of Honor" (not inked,colored or lettered yet... but wow!!)

Art by the amazing Bryant Christopher Yini (
Story by Me (Kelly Bender)

Thursday, 25 April 2013

"Swords of Honor" Page 6 (the climax)

Here is the last page of the great samurai short-story "Swords of Honor".

Drawn by the amazing Bryant Christopher Yini (

(Coming soon the whole story and an amazing color cover) 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

'Hang Low Aim High' Teaser art

Here is another teaser art.

Is this a sign of things to come or things that have already passed? You will have to read the book to find out.

Art as always by Adrian 'Crisuadi' Crasmaru

Story and Concept by Me (Kelly Bender)

Monday, 22 April 2013

"Changeling" Graphic Novel I am writing

I met an amazing artist on "Deviantart" named Sith Abair (, we got talking about her art (which is amazing) and she mentioned she had a great story and concept but no writer, I mentioned I can look at it and give it a shot and if she likes it we can work together.

So I took some time and wrote the first 6 pages and....

She liked it.

Sith is an amazing person and an amazing artist and I am honored to be working with her on this fantastic project of hers.

We are starting on the very early steps of what will eventually be (hopefully) a 100 page YA graphic novel.  It is a unique story of self discovery and magical realms.

Below is the cover minus the title, the young boy is our hero "Indigo".


More to come soon.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

"False Dawn" teaser art

"False Dawn" pages 7 and 8

Drawn and inked by the amazing Ken Perry (
Story & Concept by Me (Kelly Bender)

Page 7

 Page 08

This makes all the pages 1-8 done for the comic book pitch for publishers.  Colors and letters are next and it's ready for pitching.

We are pitching it to IMAGE Comics, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM Comics and Dynamite Comics to see which one wants to take it. Wish us luck.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

"Hang Low Aim High" New teaser art

Here is more teaser art from "Hang Low Aim High"

Art by: Adrian "Crisuadi" Crasmaru
Story and Concept by: Me (Kelly Bender)

Web banner

Page 1
 Page 02
Page 3

Monday, 15 April 2013

"Swords of Honor" Page 5

Here is page 5 of "Swords of Honor"

Drawn by the amazing: Bryant Yini (to see more of his amazing art check out his deviant art page:
Written by: Me (Kelly Bender) (to see some more of my projects and writing check out my deviant art page:

Coming soon the last page and the cover....

"Hang Low Aim High" page 3 sneak preview

Here is a sneak preview of Adrian's gorgeous art for page 3 panel 1 of our western comic book entitled:

"Hang Low Aim High"

Picture and Color by: Adrian "Crisuadi" Crasmaru
Story by: Me (Kelly Bender)

Friday, 12 April 2013

"False Dawn" Pages 1 & 2

Here are pages 1 and 2 of my comic book "False Dawn"

Drawn by: Ken Perry
Lettered by: Nicolas Shaw
Written by: Me (Kelly Bender)

Colors are coming soon....

Thursday, 11 April 2013

"Swords of Honor" Picked up Anthology Story

The following illustrated story has been picked up by Emerald Star Comics ( and will be appearing in their newest anthology due out mid June.

The story is a silent samurai story of two men battling to the death over honor.

It is fall and the cherry blossom petals are floating like snow.

Illustrated by the amazing: Bryant Yini (

Hear are some sample pages enjoy:

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

That's it for now.  More pages to come soon.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Hang Low Aim High Page 02

Page 02 of the western story "Hang Low Aim High".

Written by Me
Illustrated and Colored by Adrian Crasmaru

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Rule Number 001 Anthology Story

Here it is the complete illustrated and lettered sci-fi anthology story.

Illustrations by Aga Marlon /

This will be appearing in the new "Keyhole Comics Anthology" due out this Summer.