Ben Towle

Assistant Professor
Comics & Narrative Practice

United States

Ben Towle is a four-time Eisner-nominated cartoonist currently working on his next graphic novel, Four Fisted Tales, a collection of true-life stories of animals in combat forthcoming from Dead Reckoning, the graphic novel imprint of The Naval Institute Press. His previous work, the rollicking nautical fantasy comic, Oyster War, was published by Oni Press in 2015. His other work includes Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (with Sarah Stewart Taylor), a graphic novel for young adults (Disney/Hyperion Books 2010) which received accolades from such publications as The New York Times and Publishers Weekly and was a Junior Library Guild selection, as well as the historical fiction graphic novel Midnight Sun and a volume of comics folk tales, Farewell, Georgia. He's taught comics, art, and illustration at The Savannah College of Art and Design, The University of North Carolina School for the Arts, and The Sawtooth School for Visual Art, among other places.