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Benton Jew is a professional illustrator / storyboard artist / comic artist living in Los Angeles, CA.  His interest in drawing started early on.  As youngsters, he and his twin brother Anson drew comics and made their own films.  Benton began working professionally as an illustrator by the time he was 16; and had a multi-award winning run as an editorial cartoonist for his junior college paper.  He then went to The Academy of Art / USF in San Francisco; and in 1988, after art school, started working at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) where he became a Visual Effects Art Director.  Benton stayed at ILM for 13 years, providing art and design for commercials, attractions and feature films including: Ghostbusters 2, The Mask, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Men In Black 1 & 2.  In 2000, he directed an award winning short horror film titled The Collector.  He and his fiancée Deana left the Bay Area on Sept. 11, 2001 and relocated to Los Angeles, where he decided to go freelance.  After joining the local storyboard union, he worked on such high profile films as: Terminator 3, The Incredible Hulk, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Logan and Wonder Woman.  In his spare time, he has created his own self-published comics; as well as having worked on comics for independent publishers including "Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology," "Komikswerks: Chills & Thrills," "The Adventures of Unemployed Man" and "Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #3." He has also done work for Marvel Comics contributing comic art on both the “Agents of Atlas” and the “She-Hulk” series.


For a list of my credits check out my IMDB Page


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