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

Saturday, 29 November 2014

"The Drift" Comic Book Miniseries

"The Drift"‬ comic book miniseries is currently being written.

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender
Co-Created & Illustrated: ??

I will be looking for the right illustrator for this project at a future date.
(No! it has nothing to do with fast and furious cars :))

Elevator publishers pitch:

Think ‪"HungerGames"‬ meets ‪"PoseidonAdventure"‬ meets ‪"DieHard"‬


In the not so distant future America, crime is so rampant and prisons so over crowded that something had to be done.

The Country has switched over to a religious state. The President is no more, the "Chancellor" rules the land now through the words of "God".

But crime was still happening. In order to eradicate the sinners "The Drift" is initiated.

Through a lottery style draw, criminals by the thousands are selected to take part in "The Drift". The most hardened criminals are automatically selected, rapists, murderers, serial killers... the rest are selected through a random draw.

If you survive "the Drift" then your "sins" are forgiven. 

"The Drift" is broadcasted to the masses as a sort of sermon, while it purges the sinners and shows "Gods will" to the citizens.

When your numbers called can you survive "The Drift"?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

"The Little Cloud" children's book

"The Little Cloud" is a children's book which is getting completed for a publisher.

Written: Kelly Bender (me) (Twitter )
Art: Julie Ferron


This is a children’s story about a little cloud, who doesn’t know how to transform his cloud form into shapes for humans to recognize.
It is a story of self belief, friendship and trying.

Sample art: 

PAGE 02-03
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Friday, 7 November 2014

"SNARL" 4 page preview!!

"SNARL" is a 40 page original graphic novel coming out early 2015 from ALTERNA COMICS

Co-Created & Art: Nathan Kelly (twitter: @nkellynk28)
Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender (me) (twitter: @KellyBender17)
Colors: Lewis Tillett (twitter: @TheLewisTillett)
Letters: Micah Myers (twitter: @micahmyers)


When hikers start disappearing from a Washington State National Park, speculations start running wild.

Is it a "werewolf", a serial killer, a gang, a pack of wolves, a rapist or something even more sinister?

A veteran police detective is assigned the case, but how do you solve a case when all the evidence points to the super natural?

Detective Bevil and his partner Detective Sagun, must throw out all their police training and logic in order to solve the unsolvable.  

But they must be careful.  For when you're chasing a beast, you have to make sure you don't lose control of your own animalistic nature!

This book is for fans of #Noir #Crime #Fiction #TrueDetective #Se7en #CSI


Coming early 2015...