Thursday, February 11, 2016

OCTOPUS IN BLUE, now live on Pre-order starts now. Feb 11th til March 11th.

Dresses, leggings skirts and things!

May the squid be with you.

Monday, February 08, 2016

I LOVE SQUID ( The Tshirt )

You love Squid, I love Squid!

Road testing ( err, or squid testing ) something new.

Up now for a limited time ( Feb 8th-March8th ) at Made to order! ( So it's not a pre-sale this time )

And yup, mens AND womens for this one!

Hail Squid!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A little WAR WIP from THE  FOUR BUSINESSMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE wax sealed print set available now from

Monday, January 25, 2016


An update for the modern age. 

No longer do they ride horses. Now, they ride the stock market. Their thrones are the boardrooms. Their domain is...everything. And it's all about to come crashing down, each one, with their own particular talents.

The end is nigh.

4 8.5x11 fine art print set in a customised wax sealed envelope

Available now at

Monday, January 04, 2016

A Patreon update

A little something that usually only my patrons see on my Patreon. I tend to be much more active over there with lots of exclusives and BLACKHOLERS updates... plus the new art book coming along. And soon... more comics!

Saturday, January 02, 2016


Just over a week left to pre-order leggings, dresses and shirts from the TENTACLE RISING collection. My first foray into err, fancy things. Hop over to to check them out.

Since this blog seems to keep getting a fair bit of traffic, I'll periodically update it with things!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 is now LIVE

And thus, this blog now moves back to it's original home, ( with a spiffy new lick of paint ) for all updates, art and fancy pants type stuff.
You can still find me in all these places, if so inclined.

facebook page
online store

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Assuming I can pay my rent, ( & finally, not someone elses anymore! ) this is going to be one interesting year. I can't wait to show you what the Squid has up it's tentacle. It all starts soon.


So many projects on the go & I can't... show... anything...yet. Pretty soon I'll get all my daily sketches up.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Hello, I'm back.

Coming up: Ben Templesmith from Dr. Sketchys on Vimeo.
About to resume normal broadcasting. Artistic reboot complete and re-engagement with the world that won't shutup about to begin. Ye Squid.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Xmas Commissions

**Online commissions are now full. Sorry to those who missed out this time around!**

SO MUCH work is *almost* done & I've got to get a couple things out of the way I am hellishly late on... among them a couple commissions, so if I'm in that mode, I figure with bills to pay as Xmas approaches and a day or so set aside to take on a limited number of online commissions. All to be done & mailed before I flee the country for the sweaty festering heat of Australia.

So, with all the requests I get, now's the time to get something off me if you can never make it to a con.

I'm only taking commissions to be finished & mailed off by December 9th. Very limited slots available as I already have a few to finish. ( Some super late ones I will *finally* get done as I clean up my outstanding commitments from my annus horribilus...oh so much to clean up! )
Details below. email me at if you want anything.

Grey toned head sketch $100

US letter size grey toned watercolour painted 2 ( usually with a spot colour if it works ) 2 characters max: $250
US tabloid size, 11x17 inches, again, watercolour painted  ( usually with a spot colour if it works ) 2 characters max: $400
each extra character: $50

Postage is USPS Priority mail,  $15 for US domestic $30 for Outside the US.
Paypal only of course. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Bram Stoker's Dracula

None of that Twilight pussy shit here.
Art painted on an actual book, that came with a blank cover. Damn I love doing them.

Friday, November 25, 2011



Lord of the Tentacle, his holiness, his toothiness, the cephalopodic despot, SQUID KING. Almost out of time on ze Ebay, spare the world from his squidly wrath before the end of the night. Etc.
Hard at work, oh the things to show shortly.

Monday, November 07, 2011


People often ask me if I "paint on the computer" and many assume I do it all digitally. I love the look on people's faces when I tell them I draw everything and all the textures are either like the photo I took below or hand made and painted then scanned for later use.

I do own a cintiq, just never really used it yet since I still prefer to do things by hand.

Maybe one day.

( And huzzah, just got the blogger app so seeing how an update goes while on the bus. It'll make posting WIPs much easier! )

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Saint Lovecraft


Phew, so no update for awhile, sorry. Don't know if I'm coming or going! Far too much travel, barely any time for a new home base, though NYC continues to be one of the most amazing cities on the planet, with NYCC being a blast. Cheers all who came out to see me. May the Mighty Space Squid praise you all, etc etc.

Conventions for the year are done. Sadly had to cancel my ThoughtBubble UK  plans and all such there. Major bummer....just not enough time left in the year if I'm to actually get work done as well. Of which there is much and many many people clamoring for me to get back to things. Which finally, I am. Yes, CHOKER and FELL will see daylight sometime soonish. Sooooonish. Also a new studio set up ( I'll post pictures when it's habitable ) actually... 2 new studios... as by good luck of being a gracious human being ( or some such creature ) Menton3 will be helping me learn oil painting. If you don't know him yet, check out his new book, ( With Kasra Ghanbari, ) Monocyte, put out via IDW. Not your typical comic.

Working on some stuff I can't talk about too. Not yet, at least. Big stuff. As well as putting a few Ebay auctions up.

You can still find me in all these places, if so inclined.

facebook page
online store

So here's a few bits of art I've done lately. I'll try and resume regular updates soon with more WIPs, ( though feel free to follow me on instagram as "Templesmith" if you want to see some earlier. ) Saint Lovecraft up above, by the way, is a con exclusive print I had at NYCC.