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AQUEOUS issue 2 cover by Saltybird
AQUEOUS issue 2 cover
AQUEOUS is a 4 issue miniseries which is being published by INSANE COMICS. 

Buy the first issue here:…

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender (Me) 
Co-Created & Illustrations: MichyKahuya 
Inks: justward 
Colors: MattJamesComicArts 
Letters: micahmyers 
Death-Rattler Issue 1 out on Comixology by Saltybird
Death-Rattler Issue 1 out on Comixology
DEATH-RATTLER  issue 1 is on Comixology right now from my publisher MARKOSIA…

Co-Created & Written: Me (Kelly Bender) 
Co-Created & Illustrations: RDOWN 
Colors: Alan Bay
Letters: micahmyers 
What an amazing year it has been! Read about the complete year in review here on my blog:…

I've been so blessed to work with so many talented people I can call friends.  It has been a pleasure and I know you will ALL been working on more and better projects in the coming year.  

I got "Convoy of Corpses" my stand alone Afghanistan war comic picked up by Rocketblast Comics (this book will soon be available in the Asian Market as well as the North American) 

Artist: vanchoran
Colorist: Amitabha Naskar 
Letters: ShawAboutNic
Cover: TomKellyART 

I am writing "C.L.A.W.S." a superhero comic for ROCKETBLAST COMICS 
Jose L. Mojica 
Inks: John Dixon 
olors: Lynn Kranz 
Letters micahmyers .

The first issue for this book premiers at
 Emerald City ComiCon

"STARBURN" a 4 issue sci-fi miniseries I created and write also got picked up by a publisher! Markosia Enterprises the first issue drops early 2015!
Art: LoadedAtama  
Inks: Docolomansky
Colors: spacerocketbunny  
Letters: Nic J Shaw

an original 40 page graphic novel I co-created with artist nkellynk28  also got picked up by a publisher this year!! It comes out Spring 2015 from Alterna Comics - Creator-Owned Graphic Novel Publisher 
Colors: JoshJ81 
Letters: Micah Myers 

I also Created & Wrote
 ‪#‎Aqueous‬ The first issue just got completed and we will be pitching it to publishers early 2015. Announcements hopefully coming soon...
Art MichyKahuya
nks by JeffGraham-Art 
Colors: MattJamesComicArts  
Letters by Micah Myers. 

"DEATH-RATTLER" is a 6 issue miniseries I Write and Co-Created with artist RDOWN  . We are pitching to publishers early 2015.
Inks: Ivan Miranda
Flats: Lynn Kranz
Letters: Micah Myers.

"YAKUZA 893" is a 4 issue miniseries I Write and Co-Created with artist REVOLVER-edakunsisDA . The first issue is almost complete and I'll be pitching it to publishers at Emerald City Comicon .
Inks: Ivan Miranda
Colors: Laura Lee
Letters Micah Myers.

"BLOOD IN. BLOOD OUT." is another comic I Co-Created and Write. It's an ongoing series Co-Creator and Artist NATHAN KELLY and I are pitching at EMERALD CITY COMIC CON in March.

Colors: Josh Jensen
Letters: Micah Myers
Covers Tom Kelly)

"MIDNIGHT SOCIETY" is a comic book I am writing for Artist CarloGarde & colorist pascal-verhoef , Letters by Micah Myers. We will be pitching this comic series Spring 2015.

What does 2015 have in store for me?

"TRIBAL LINES" (with Co-Creator & Artist NathanJordan  )

"LITTLE BLACK BOXES" (with Co-Creator & Artist STANLEY CHOU)

"THE DRIF T" (Co-Creator & Artist announcement coming soon...)


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Kelly Bender
I am a pro comic book writer originally from Calgary Canada and now residing in Singapore.

Follow me on Twitter: @KellyBender17
Email for freelance work:

I am the creator & writer of the sci-fi comic book "STARBURN" coming soon from MARKOSIA COMICS (

I'm the Co-Creator & Writer of "SNARL" (with artist Nathan Kelly)which is a 40 page original graphic novel coming out 2015 from ALTERNA COMICS (

I am the creator & writer of an Afghanistan war comic "CONVOY OF CORPSES"…

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dorwaystudios Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the follow, Kelly!
Saltybird Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Hey buddy of course.  

Sorry the late reply as I barely check this site anymore :( 
Steele67 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx Kelly
fradarlin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav! :la:
Kryptonian Batgirl by fradarlin  
likwidlead Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Happy Birthday! :ahoy:
Saltybird Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks buddy. 
Steele67 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday K'
Saltybird Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks Steele :) 
SparksflyStudios Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey Kelly! Happy Birthday, man! Congratulations on all of your success!
Saltybird Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks man, the success is still coming (hopefully never stops :) ) It's been a process but I've enjoyed and learned from every step. 
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