Ben Howard

Under The Ink Reporter

Illegal Alien #1: Hope For The Future

Those of you who follow me on Twitter probably get the impression I’m a dark, moody edgelord that hates sunshine, flowers, and everything happy. That I’m a heartless monster who revels in pain, suffering, blood, guts, disturbing sex, and shitposting. Your first impression of me is spot on! I am easier to read than the […]

Weaker Sides: A Surrealist Experience

Surrealism. What is it? According to the New Oxford Dictionary, Surrealism is “a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.” In simpler terms, in means doing whatever the hell you want as long as its dream-like […]

Claude & Roan Interview: Fabulous Queer Corpses

!!!CONTENT WARNING!!! This article may be full of dark imagery and language, including violence, gore, and sexuality. NSFW to the extreme! You have been warned! K.M. Claude & R.E. Hellinger are two queer horror creatives from down south. Claude does pretty art while Roan does pretty prose. I’m being snide though. Both are amazing at […]

Guillozine: A zine of tantalizing fear

I’ve lamented before about the lack of attention to horror in the world of indie/webcomics. In fact, I whined about it so much that my first article on this website was a list recommending horror comics, just to do anything to promote the genre. Even lesser attention is given to queer horror. A lot of […]

Arbalest: A story of darkness, a story of oppression

Arbalest is created by @Kai_the_Spiral   WARNING: SPOILERS! SPOILERS! OH HEAVEN’S SAKE, SPOILERS!   Arbalest is a strange comic, one I struggle to talk about. It’s not because it’s obscene or controversial. It doesn’t have to do with the fact the narrative is abstract, although it certainly is. It’s because piecing together the narrative is […]

Donathin Frye: An Interview, A Man of Passion

I first met Donathin Frye online through the #ComicBookHour community. I found him to be nice, personable, and full of solid, realistic advice about pursuing a career in webcomics. Don is one of the co-founders of StART Faire Magazine, an online zine helping promote artists and their comics. I had the personal honor of being […]