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Ben Dickson

 

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About Me

Benjamin Dickson was first published by Accent UK in 2004, and is still writing short stories for them today. He has also written shorts for Heavy Metal Magazine, Ctrl Alt Shift and most recently Self Made Hero.

His debut graphic novel, Falling Sky, was awarded “Best Indie Surprise 2006” award by Ain’t It Cool News, and in 2010 was voted one of their best graphic novels of the decade. (It has also been optioned for a movie more than once.)

Ben likes to explore moral complexities in his adult writing, particularly situations where there is no right answer. He is equally at home writing for children and adults, and is developing children’s properties with Mick McMahon and Warwick Johnson Cadwell. He is also interested in exploring non-fiction comics, and has currently working with Sean Michael Wilson on a major historical work.

His influences include John Wagner, Gipi, Jaques Tardi Alan Moore and Brian Wood. Outside of comics his influences include John Wyndham, Robert Harris, Steig Larsson and David Simon.

Published Comics work

• 2012 - Short story, The Picture in the House (illustrator: Mick McMahon), The Lovecraft Anthology II. Pub: Self Made Hero.

• 2011 – Graphic novel, Slumdroid: Vol 1 (Illustrator: Tony Suleri), Pub: Scar Comics.

• 2010 – Short story, Not One Minute of Silence (illustrator: Warren Pleece), Ctrl Alt Shift Unmasks Corruption, Pub: Ctrl Alt Shift.

• 2008 – Short story, Divinity, Existence and Toast (self illustrated), Robots Anthology, Pub: Accent UK.

• 2008 – Short story, Serum 39 (illustrator: James McKay), Heavy Metal magazine.

• 2007 – Short story, Spirit of the Apocalypse (self illustrated), Zombies anthology, Pub: Accent UK

• 2007 – Comic, Marraquai (illustrator: James McKay), Pub: Scar Comics.

• 2006 – Short story, Purity or nothing (illustrator: James McKay), Monsters Anthology, pub: Accent UK

• 2006 – Graphic novel, Falling Sky (self illustrated), Pub: Scar Comics

• 2005 – Short story, Judge Dredd: Doppelganger (illustrator: Boo Cook), Zarjaz, pub: Underfire comics

• 2004 – Short story, Monophobia (illustrator: Will Volley), Phobias Anthology, pub: Accent UK

Related Work

• 2011 – 30 reviews for 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die, pub: Cassell

• 2011 - Unmasking Corruption article for Comica website

• 2005 – 2007, 2010 – Reviewer for Redeye Magazine



Upcoming Projects

The Kestrels (with Mick McMahon)

Unfinished City (with Jelena Stanovnik, Robert Solanovic and Miroslav Mrva)

Children of the Moon (with James McKay)

A “Christmas project” for David Lloyd’s upcoming (so far untitled) online comics anthology (with Gavin Mitchell)




 

                      
 
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