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.
Philip Chandler is a cartoonist and caricature artist from London Ontario. He considers himself a “multi-medium”artist but mostly enjoys drawing cartoons and doing caricatures of people.
Philip participated in the 2 year Beal-Arts program in London before attending Sheridan College in Oakville. He graduated from their Classical Animation program in 1992 and worked for 2 years at both Nelvana and Pheonix Animation studios in downtown Toronto. While the big corporate studios converted to new digital CGI formats, Philip preferred to stay with traditional mediums and started doing caricatures in mid 90’s, working at several resort locations such as Sauble beach and Ontario Place.
2 years ago he registered as an official business under “Chandlerarts” and has started doing caricatures again on a regular basis for events again.
Besides drawing, he also enjoys working in acrylic, watercolour, chalk pastels and now digital mediums like photoshop.
As an avid vegan animal lover he also enjoys painting animal and pet portraits. He is also considered a “sci-fi geek” (and a big “Godzilla” nerd) and has done many classic sci-fi imagery.
Philip still resides in the Westmount area of London where he operates his small business drawing caricatures for parties and events on a personal basis. He preferrers to do his own personal work this way rather than work for a formal studio.
You can see his work on line at www.chandlerarts.ca