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'''Ben Snakepit''' is a zinester and artist from Austin, Texas, USA.
'''Ben Snakepit''' is a zinester and artist from Austin, Texas, USA.
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Ben is best known as the creator of [[Snakepit]] sine. Snakepit is a [[comic]] zine that features a three panel comic about each day of Ben's life. He has cited ''Jim's Journal''', a comic that appeared in ''The Onion'', as his inspiration. Some issues of Snakepit have appeared as a [[split zine|split]] with  zines such as [[Clutch]], [[Tight Pants]], [[Amazing Adult fantasy]] and  [[Gullible]]. Contributors to Snakepit have included [[Janelle Hessig]] of [[Tales Of Blarg]]. The zine is published quarterly. As well, Ben has released the zine in one-year anthologies. Snakepit has also been published by Gorky press as a book featuring three years of Ben Snakepit's comic life, with a forword by [[Aaron Cometbus]].
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Ben is best known as the creator of [[Snakepit]] zine. Snakepit is a [[comic]] zine that features a three panel comic about each day of Ben's life. In interviews Ben has cited ''Jim's Journal'' by Scott Dikkers, a comic that appeared in ''The Onion'', as his initial inspiration, although Dikker's comic was fictional, while Ben's is factual. Some issues of Snakepit have appeared as a [[split zine|split]] with  zines such as [[Clutch]], [[Tight Pants]], [[Amazing Adult Fantasy]] and  [[Gullible]]. Contributors to Snakepit have included [[Janelle Hessig]] of [[Tales Of Blarg]]. The zine was published quarterly until 2006. In addition, Ben released the zine in one-year anthologies from 2001 to 2004. Snakepit was first published in book form by Gorsky Press in 2004. Entitled ''The Snake Pit Book'', it featuring three years of Ben Snakepit's comic life, with a foreword by [[Aaron Cometbus]]. A second book of Snakepit comics, ''My Life In A Jugular Vein'', published by Young American Comics, appeared in 2007. After the release of this book, Ben decided to return to the one-year anthology format with the release of ''Snakepit 2007'' in spring of 2008, and subsequently ''Snakepit 2008'' is anticipated in 2009.
Ben has released two [[One-shot|one shot]] zines, [[Pills]] and [[Going To California]].
Ben has released two [[One-shot|one shot]] zines, [[Pills]] and [[Going To California]].
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Ben's work has also appeared in zines such as [[Capitol City 'Zine Compilation]] and [[Twenty-four hours]].
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Ben's work has also appeared in zines such as [[Capitol City 'Zine Compilation]] and [[Twenty-four hours|Twenty-Four Hours]] and he has been interviewed in zines such as [[Comixville]]. As well, he writes a regular column for [[Razorcake]] zine.
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Ben Snakeput is also a musician and has played with a number of bands.
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Ben Snakepit is also a musician and has played with a number of bands including J Church. In 2006, J Church released a split single with the band Off With Their Heads, of which zinester [[Nate Gangelhoff]] is a member.
==Zines==
==Zines==
*[[Going To California]]
*[[Going To California]]
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==Books==
==Books==
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''Snakepit'', published by Gorky Press
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*''Snakepit'', published by Gorky Press, 2004
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*''My Life In A Jugular Vein: The Second Snakepit Book'', published by Young American Comics, 2007
==Contributions==
==Contributions==
*[[Capitol City 'Zine Compilation]]
*[[Capitol City 'Zine Compilation]]
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*[[Razorcake]]
*[[Twenty-four hours]]
*[[Twenty-four hours]]
==External Link==
==External Link==
*[http://www.thoughtworm.com/ben_snakepit_interview.htm Interview with Ben Snakepit]
*[http://www.thoughtworm.com/ben_snakepit_interview.htm Interview with Ben Snakepit]
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*[http://www.askewreviews.com/columns/snake_pit_book.htm Review of ''Snakepit'']
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*[http://www.youngamericancomics.com/new_store/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=71 ''My Life In A Jugular Vein'']
[[Category:Zinester|Snakepit]] [[Category:Artist|Snakepit]]
[[Category:Zinester|Snakepit]] [[Category:Artist|Snakepit]]

Revision as of 13:00, 18 October 2011

Ben Snakepit is a zinester and artist from Austin, Texas, USA.

Ben is best known as the creator of Snakepit zine. Snakepit is a comic zine that features a three panel comic about each day of Ben's life. In interviews Ben has cited Jim's Journal by Scott Dikkers, a comic that appeared in The Onion, as his initial inspiration, although Dikker's comic was fictional, while Ben's is factual. Some issues of Snakepit have appeared as a split with zines such as Clutch, Tight Pants, Amazing Adult Fantasy and Gullible. Contributors to Snakepit have included Janelle Hessig of Tales Of Blarg. The zine was published quarterly until 2006. In addition, Ben released the zine in one-year anthologies from 2001 to 2004. Snakepit was first published in book form by Gorsky Press in 2004. Entitled The Snake Pit Book, it featuring three years of Ben Snakepit's comic life, with a foreword by Aaron Cometbus. A second book of Snakepit comics, My Life In A Jugular Vein, published by Young American Comics, appeared in 2007. After the release of this book, Ben decided to return to the one-year anthology format with the release of Snakepit 2007 in spring of 2008, and subsequently Snakepit 2008 is anticipated in 2009.

Ben has released two one shot zines, Pills and Going To California.

Ben's work has also appeared in zines such as Capitol City 'Zine Compilation and Twenty-Four Hours and he has been interviewed in zines such as Comixville. As well, he writes a regular column for Razorcake zine.

Ben Snakepit is also a musician and has played with a number of bands including J Church. In 2006, J Church released a split single with the band Off With Their Heads, of which zinester Nate Gangelhoff is a member.

Contents

Zines

Books

  • Snakepit, published by Gorky Press, 2004
  • My Life In A Jugular Vein: The Second Snakepit Book, published by Young American Comics, 2007

Contributions

External Link

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