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The art of Benny Whaler

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The art of Benny Whaler

Postby Charles » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:29 am

From Chance Raspberry's latest newsletter, Benny Whaler is featured as "Artist of the Month".

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ENTER THE WORLD OF BENNY WHALER!

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It is, indeed, a pleasure to have this issue's Artist Of The Month on board. Meet Mr. Benny Whaler! Benny is a 25-year-old independent cartoonist living in L.A. His creative arsenal includes animation, comic strips, and character designs. He's also got lots of fun ideas and an eye for weird, unique humor. I first met Benny at a CSUN (Cal State Northridge) panel hosted by FOX at their Hollywood studio. Upon reviewing his portfolio, and later his website, I realized I was dealing with a pro. "I got into animation by making short, animated GIFs of stick figure deaths back when I was 13," recalls Whaler. "In high school, I took some animation classes and after graduating, decided to go the animation route in college, focusing mostly on traditional 2D stuff." Benny's key influences include John Kricfalusi, Tony Millionaire, and Matt Groening, and he is currently working towards turning his passion for character design and story into a career. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say it won't be long now, amigo! Good luck in all you do, keep up the great work, and thanks so much for sharing your art with us here at the CR Newsletter!

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