Among other things, I am a sketch hobbyist and visual artist. As a child I always admired quasi-realist cartoon styles, with special love reserved for Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Mort Drucker (Mad Magazine), and Tony DiTerlizzi (Planescape).

In my spare time, I fulfill commissions on demand for free through the ‘symbiotic economy’ of creative laborers over at I also maintain an active gallery on Instagram, which you can follow @benartsy.