Ben Dunn was born in Taiwan on April 17, 1964. In 1985, he started Antarctic Press with MANGAZINE. A manga inspired comic book where he introduced TIGER-X, MIGHTY TINY, THE MAGICIAN and MESSERSCHMITT.
In 1986 he debuted NINJA HIGH SCHOOL at Baycon. Ninja High School just celebrated it 20th anniversary and Antarctic Press is currently celebrating its 25th year in publication. Currently he is working on BOXCAR CHILDREN for Magic Wagon as well as a NINJA HIGH SCHOOL reboot.
He also has a line HOW TO DRAW books and SARAH PALIN: ROGUE WARRIOR comic #1. CUrrently his portfolio can be seen at http://dogsupreme.deviantart.com or you can drop a line at www.antarctic-press.com.
Kurt Lehner is a Canadian Illustrator and Animation Artist. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and ever since his childhood, has had an absolute passion for Comic Book and Fantasy Art. A graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, his career started in Advertising. Working for such companies as TDF, ADS and J. Walter Thompson, he soon found his path into the Animation Industry. Through his talents, he has worked on projects for such companies as Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Marvel, Dreamworks, Nelvana Studios, and many more.
Many famous movies and TV shows display Kurt’s extensive talents as a Senior Character Designer and Development Artist. Such familiar shows as Gargoyles, The Rescue Heroes, All Dogs Go To Heaven 2, Space Jam, W.I.L.D. Cats, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas, Rupert, The Marvel Action Hour, Ned's Newt and the development design of Franklin the Turtle for Franklin, with of course the list going on.
Kurt’s career now spans over 20 years as a Professional Artist in the Industry. Currently heading his own companies, he is producing outstanding work in Character Development and Animation Art, Comic Book and Fantasy Art, Advertising and Commercial Illustrations, Logo Designs, Family Portraits and Graphic Arts. In addition, being registered with The Ontario Educational Services, he is also working with children and students as an Instructor and speaker through the media of Workshops. Kurt is proudly featured in the New York Times for his work in the Animation Industry.
Steve was born at Tachikawa Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan. He grew up in a military family--his mom is from Japan and his dad was US Army. He lived in many places growing up--Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Germany, as well as Japan.
When Steve was a teenager his father got stationed in Korea and his mother moved Steve and his four brothers back to Tokyo to stay with family. While he was there, he was lucky enough to land a part-time job working with Noburu Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.) at Studio Aoehyma. Steve worked on series like Only You and Yamamoto, and learned as much as he could before the family returned to the States.