Here is just a sampling of the many comic book series I've written & co-created

Thursday, 4 December 2014

"Starburn" Issue 01 reviews!!!

"Starburn" is a 4 issue miniseries coming out January 2015 from publisher MARKOSIA

Created & Written: KELLY BENDER (me)
Illustrations: BRIAN BALONDO
Letters: NIC J SHAW

Here are just some of the amazing reviews the series has already been receiving:



BAG & BORED ( Twitter )

ACTUAL INTERIOR ART!! (Pages 12-13) 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

"The Drift" Comic Book Miniseries

"The Drift"‬ comic book miniseries is currently being written.

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender
Co-Created & Illustrated: ??

I will be looking for the right illustrator for this project at a future date.
(No! it has nothing to do with fast and furious cars :))

Elevator publishers pitch:

Think ‪"HungerGames"‬ meets ‪"PoseidonAdventure"‬ meets ‪"DieHard"‬


In the not so distant future America, crime is so rampant and prisons so over crowded that something had to be done.

The Country has switched over to a religious state. The President is no more, the "Chancellor" rules the land now through the words of "God".

But crime was still happening. In order to eradicate the sinners "The Drift" is initiated.

Through a lottery style draw, criminals by the thousands are selected to take part in "The Drift". The most hardened criminals are automatically selected, rapists, murderers, serial killers... the rest are selected through a random draw.

If you survive "the Drift" then your "sins" are forgiven. 

"The Drift" is broadcasted to the masses as a sort of sermon, while it purges the sinners and shows "Gods will" to the citizens.

When your numbers called can you survive "The Drift"?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

"The Little Cloud" children's book

"The Little Cloud" is a children's book which is getting completed for a publisher.

Written: Kelly Bender (me) (Twitter )
Art: Julie Ferron


This is a children’s story about a little cloud, who doesn’t know how to transform his cloud form into shapes for humans to recognize.
It is a story of self belief, friendship and trying.

Sample art: 

PAGE 02-03
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Friday, 7 November 2014

"SNARL" 4 page preview!!

"SNARL" is a 40 page original graphic novel coming out early 2015 from ALTERNA COMICS

Co-Created & Art: Nathan Kelly (twitter: @nkellynk28)
Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender (me) (twitter: @KellyBender17)
Colors: Lewis Tillett (twitter: @TheLewisTillett)
Letters: Micah Myers (twitter: @micahmyers)


When hikers start disappearing from a Washington State National Park, speculations start running wild.

Is it a "werewolf", a serial killer, a gang, a pack of wolves, a rapist or something even more sinister?

A veteran police detective is assigned the case, but how do you solve a case when all the evidence points to the super natural?

Detective Bevil and his partner Detective Sagun, must throw out all their police training and logic in order to solve the unsolvable.  

But they must be careful.  For when you're chasing a beast, you have to make sure you don't lose control of your own animalistic nature!

This book is for fans of #Noir #Crime #Fiction #TrueDetective #Se7en #CSI


Coming early 2015... 

Monday, 18 August 2014

"Death-Rattler" pitch pages

"Death-Rattler" is a 6 issue miniseries which is ready for publishers pitches.

Co-Created & Written: KELLY BENDER (Kelly Bender Twitter)
Co-Created, Illustrations & Colors: RYAN DOWNING (Ryan Downing Twitter)
Inks: Ivan Miranda
Letters: Nic Shaw

It is a "Western/Steampunk/Fantasy" comic book.

"Death-Rattler" tells the story of Dawson Cole whose father was murdered one day when she was a child, and her story of revenge.


PAGE 01 (Credits/Outline Page) 

                                                             PAGE 02 (Completed Page)

PAGE 03 (Completed page) 

PAGE 04 (Completed Page) 

                                                        PAGE 05 (Completed page)
PAGE 06 (completed page) 

                                                     PAGE 07 (Pencils, Inks & colors)

                                                     PAGE 08 (Pencils, inks & Colors)

                                                               Page 09 (Pencils & inks only)
PAGE 10 (Pencils & Inks) 

                                                                   PAGE 11 (Pencils)

Thursday, 7 August 2014

"BLOOD RED LIPSTICK" comic book pitch pages.

"BLOOD RED LIPSTICK" is a comic book series being pitched to publishers right now!


Created & Written: KELLY BENDER
Illustrated & Colored: CHAD SCOTT


Thursday, 17 July 2014

"SNARL" Comic book picked up by ALTERNA COMICS!!

Co-Created & Art: Nathan Kelly (twitter: @nkellynk28)
Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender (me) (twitter: @KellyBender17)
Colors: Lewis Tillett (twitter: @TheLewisTillett)
Letters: Micah Myers (twitter: @micahmyers)

This book has been picked up by ALTERNA COMICS and will be ready for order in December 2014!!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

TRIBAL LINES comic book series promo image

"Tribal Lines" is a comic book series being produced by Mankindx3 Studios for a publishers pitch.

Co-Created & Illustrated: Nathan Jordan (deviant art page: Portfolio on DeviantArt )
Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender (Facebook)


"Trapped behind enemy LINES, all you can rely on is your TRIBAL instincts"



A young warrior named YASHA is separated from her tribe during a battle. Alone and in uncharted territory she must rely on her training and instincts to survive.


Sunday, 15 June 2014

"Yakuza 893" comic book miniseries

"Yakuza 893" is a 4 issue comic book miniseries coming soon...

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender (me) (twitter: @KellyBender17
Co-Created & Art: +Eda Kunsis (twitter: @EdaKunsis

This book will be ready for a publishers pitch FALL 2014 and the first issue will be ready by early 2015.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

"Oxygen" comic book miniseries in production

"Oxygen" is a 3 part suspense murder mystery comic book series.

"How long can you fight to survive when your oxygen is running out?"

Created & Written: Kelly Bender
Illustrations & Inks: Adam Buechler

Friday, 25 April 2014

"Tribal Lines" Logo and Promo art

"Tribal Lines"

A fantasy comic book series coming soon from:

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender 
Co-Created & Illustrations: Nathan Jordan 

                                  "Trapped behind enemy Lines.  All you can rely on are your TRIBAL instincts."

Thursday, 17 April 2014

"Tribal Lines" comic book character designs

"Tribal Lines"

Trapped behind enemy lines in an unknown environment a lone female warrior must rely on her tribal instincts for survival.

This fantasy comic book will be ready for pitching to publishers by Oct 2014.

"Tribal Lines" Credits:

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender 
Co-Created & Illustrated: Nathan Jordan

Character Designs: 

                                                             Yasha (main character) 

                                                                       Yasha and Ash'r 

Environment Designs 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

"Yakuza - 893" Comic book miniseries

"Yakuza - 893" is a four issue comic book miniseries coming soon.

Co-Created & Written: Kelly Bender (twitter:
Co-Created & Art: Eda Kunis (Deviantart:

The first issue will be ready for pitching to publishers October 2014 at NYC Comic Con.

Main Character: Kiros is a Yakuza enforcer who during a job gone wrong makes a decision which will change his life forever.

YAKUZA Family (Promo Piece)