The Hall H Show podcast welcomes illustrator Ben Russel! We are big fans of his Horror and Scifi art! Check him out in Artist Alley at Wondercon 2018! This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify. The Hall H Show podcast is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto.
Love horror, sci fi and pop culture art? Love an inspiring story? Then you will love our next guest, full time freelance artist, Ben Russel!
Ben Russel has been a Full-Time, Freelance Artist since 2011, having performed live painting shows in front of crowds, exhibited at Comic Book and Horror Conventions, and has had paintings featured at Art Galleries in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
His portfolio contains a wide range of work, from realistic portraits, to full colored compositions of tattooed pin-ups and expressionistic oil paintings. He is also a huge fan of comics and movies, especially the horror genre.
He shares a bit of his very inspirational story with us, from hitting rock bottom to rising up and finding himself not only as an artist, but as a self-help advocate who promotes personal freedom through creativity and passion.
If you happen to be at WonderCon 2018, please go visit him in Artists Alley DL-17. This will be his 50th con appearance…so go show him some love!
Please enjoy our conversation with Ben Russel, which took place at Los Angeles Comic Con 2017.
Additional Art by Ben Russel:
"I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy…" The plan was always to save the best for last on my horror oval collection 1.0, with Freddy (and Jason). And now he'll be ready and up on display as soon as this Saturday at the Phantom Carriage 3rd Year Anniversary party & WonderCon next week… thank you guys for pushing me through this 🤘
SO MUCH going on today, I don't even know where to begin (while my internet is free)… First off, I'm THRILLED that Fantastic Four will likely be in the MCU mix now, where they belong…. That being said, of all the studios that tapped into the Superhero market, outside of Disney, Fox had the best batting average of them all–even better than Warner Bros… Competition is good for the arts. Monopolies are bad… However I'm really looking forward to all the new Disney acquisitions integrated into California Adventure, like Die Hard, Alien, Planet of the Apes, Fargo and American Horror Story… And finally, tonight, I'm hoping Last Jedi undoes my distaste for Force Awakens… #HappyStarWarsDay #DisneyFox
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