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Ep. 36 – Ben Russel

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, iTunesStitcher and Spotify. The Hall H Show podcast is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto.

Show Notes:

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.


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Thank YOU:

Thanks YOU for listening to the Hall H Show podcast! Our mission is to put the Hall H spotlight on some of our favorite pop culture and comic book artists, writers and other creatives…like artist Ben Russel!

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Peace…cheers…Artists Assemble and please make it a point to visit Artist Alley at all the conventions you plan on going to this year!


Aaron Nabus

Aaron Nabus

After crash landing on Earth, Aaron Nabus grew to enjoy watching anime and Godzilla movies, reading comic books, eating kimchi, and playing 80's and 90's arcade, Nintendo and SNES games. When not roaming the galaxy, interviewing talented creators, he is a Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival, founder and organizer of FilAm CreatorCon and a #ComicConFit motivator.

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