Ben Dunn is an American comic book artist. Although born in Taiwan, he grew up in Kentucky, Taiwan and San Antonio, Texas. It was in Taiwan that he was first exposed to Japanese manga. In 1984 he founded Antarctic Press, an American comic book company specializing in Manga-style titles including Robotech and his own creator owned projects. In 2003, he sold Antarctic to start his own development company, Sentai Studios.Dunn was also one of the primary artists involved in the short-lived Marvel Mangaverse project. In 2006, Dunn worked as an animator for the science-fiction film "A Scanner Darkly." His most notable creations for Antarctic are the comic book series Ninja High School and Warrior Nun Areala the basis of the Netflix Series Warrior Nun.
‘Warrior Nun’ is one of Netflix’s new hit series, and today I’m meeting Ben Dunn, the man behind the story. If you haven’t seen it, it’s very worth giving a watch. A woman wakes up with unexplainable superpowers and has to fight to survive in a world filled with good and evil. Ben Dunn has been a comic book artist for over 30 years and is the creator of the comic book series that the show is based on. He tells me how he started creating comics and how ‘The Warrior Nun’ ended up as a Netflix adaptation. It sounds like one crazy journey he’s been on, as we talk about everything from the history of comic books to what the future for comics looks like... “You shouldn’t give up. If there’s something you want to pursue, pursue it.” -Ben Dunn Time Stamps: 08:40 - The history of comic books and the importance of having a quality storyline. 10:52 - What manga means. 12:20 - How Ben created the unique style he uses in his comics. 15:03 - Where the idea for ‘Warrior Nun’ came from. 17:47 - How the comic got picked up by Netflix and made into a show. 20:08 - The benefits of working with Netflix. 21:48 - What it was like being on the set of ‘Warrior Nun’. 24:54 - The concessions you have to make when turning a comic into a film. 26:46 - Why series based on comic books are becoming so popular. 35:57 - The comic books Ben likes to read. 39:46 - When he started drawing comics and how he started his business. 43:50 - Different business models comic books use. 46:23 - Ben’s role in the creation of ‘A Scanner Darkly’. 52:40 - The type of animation that was used in 'Kill Bill,' and what influenced that style of animation. 54:25 - The most popular anime shows. 57:23 - How to find the comic book series that Warrior Nun is based on. Resources: Warrior Nun A Scanner Darkly Antarctic Press Ninja Highschool Texas Real Food Connect with Ben Dunn: Patreon Twitter Facebook Connect with Patrick Scott Armstrong: Instagram Facebook Email
The guys have on their first special guest: Tik Tok star Ben Dunn. Ben discusses how he got Tik Tok famous, and describes everything that he has done for charity. He also explains his sponsorship with G Fuel and gives tips on fitness for anyone trying to build muscle. The one chip Carolina reaper challenge is tried, but who survives?--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Interview with Ben Dunn, founder and editor of Antarctic Publishing. We discuss the various anthologies of Antarctic Publishing and how to use them to get into the comic business, as well as the history of Antarctic Publishing. We also talk about Warrior Nun Areala, the newest comic-related series on Netflix.Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/twosparrows).
DNA Podcast 031 – Comics Creator Ben Dunn and Antarctic Press
The Department of Nerdly Affairs
In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by comic book creator and founder of Antarctic Press, Ben Dunn. The three of them sit and chat about Ben’s long career in comics, how Antarctic Press came to be, and the ups and downs of running a comic book company. Along the way, Ben gives great... Read More