Ben Dunn

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Ben Dunn is a comic book artist and one of the early pioneers of the "American Manga style" in the 1980's. He is the co-creator and original artist of the long-running Ninja High School comic book series and related spin-offs (including Quagmire USA), creator and original artist of Warrior Nun Areala, and has worked on several other comic book series, including Robotech, Gigantor, Project A-ko, Marvel Mangaverse, and Heaven Sent. In 1984 he co-founded the independent publishing company Antarctic Press.

While Ben Dunn has never considered himself a furry artist, he has contributed to several furry projects, including the fictional Salusian species from Ninja High School, and the short-lived Swimmer miniseries in Furrlough. In 1991, Ben Dunn created the comic book anthology series Furrlough to showcase military-themed anthopomorphic stories, and he was also directly responsible for Antarctic Press' expansion into anthropomorphic comics in the mid-1990's, including the creation of Wild Life, Genus, Hit the Beach, along with bringing several other anthropomorphic comic series to the company's lineup, including Buffalo Wings, Space Wolf, Albedo Anthropomorphics, Fantastic Panic, Aztec Anthropomorphic Amazons, Shanda the Panda, Katmandu, Star Jacks, and Tank Vixens. But perhaps his most well-known anthropomorphic work that he worked on himself was the five-issue miniseries Mighty Tiny, published in the early 1990's, which featured a war between civilized rats and mice following the downfall of mankind, with several thinly-veiled references to Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa and Laputa.

Ben Dunn was a guest of honor at ConFurence 11, held in 2000, and has been a regular guest at many other comic book and anime conventions.

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