Tumblr’s a funny organism- I interact with it mostly through my dashboard, which means I rarely see the outward-facing pages of the people I follow. I’ve personally got an “About” page on my account that probably hasn’t come across anyone’s dashboard, and if you’re curious as to what motivates my worldview, here it is in full:
"Hip-o-gram": from the Greek Hypogrammon, meaning a copy of a writing or drawing developed through tracing the original. Lit, “underdrawing.”
Hey, everyone. I’m Ben, and I live in Texas with my wife and our brand-new daughter. Welcome to my comics Tumblr!
I currently do monthly strips for BLEEP Magazine, and in 2013 I released a graphic novel for at-risk youth called Makin’ It, authored by Kirk Blackard. You’ll mostly find my personal work here, though I’ll occasionally post outside material that I find interesting (and usually, with some explanation why).
As a follower of Christ, I believe that we create because we’re made in the image of a boundless God— using our gifts to reinterpret and ‘retrace’ the wonder and the grit of being fully, humbly human. I think comics are fertile ground for that kind of creativity, and I’m deeply interested in this medium’s ability to move, challenge, and confound a multi-modal audience.
Stick with me, and let’s see what we end up rendering!