Benjamin Andrew Moore is a (prospective) YA Novelist, a Freelance Writer/ Editor, and a Graphic Artist/ Illustrator living in New York, New York. He was born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa, where he was the Creator, Artist, and Co-Writer – along with five of his best, most talented friends – of Worthless-Online, a sardonically hilarious webcomic that you've probably never heard of (2002-2004).
After studying Cinema and Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at The University of Iowa (2004-2007), Benjamin moved to Chicago and became a Freelance Staff Writer for Centerstage Chicago, the Sun-Times entertainment website (2007-2008), specializing in food, restaurant, venue, dating, night-life, and city guide-writing, usually of the satirical variety. He also occasionally wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times weekend paper, not unlike famous film critic Roger Ebert. The key difference being, Roger Ebert made significant amounts of money, and Benjamin did not.
In fall 2008, Benjamin moved to New York City to attend the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at The New School before becoming an Editorial: Proofreading Intern at Marvel Entertainment (2009). After graduating from The New School (May 2010), he became a Freelance Synopsis Writer at Marvel (2010/2011) and a Freelance Writer/Editer for Godiva Chocolatier (2010/2011). Currently, he's a Freelance News and Feature Writer at Screen Rant (the premier TV and movie news website).
In December 2011, Benjamin created a Batman infographic for that depicted "every single (significant) bat-suit" since the Caped Crusader's debut in 1939, which was featured on io9, Comics Alliance, Huffington Post, Buzz Feed, iFanboy, Film Drunk, Geeks of Doom, Film School Rejects, Major Spoilers, MTV Geek's Tumblr, and more. Click below for the full image:
The most important thing in Benjamin's life – besides his awesome family, his badass girlfriend, his weird, worm-like dog, and his Arrested Development DVDs – is his first ever YA/teen novel, Fat Kid, GO., which is
For a more in-depth view into the world of Benjamin Andrew Moore, check out his:
Benjamin writes for and maintains several blogs, including his general blog on this website, his satirical blog Come Look At My Chest Hair, and his bad-comic-book-hating blog I Hate Shitty Comics. He's also the Non-Fiction/ Comics/ Web Editor at Verbal Pyrotechnics, an online teen literature magazine he started with friends and classmates from The New School. Learn more about CLAMCH, IHSC, and VP by clicking on the below images:
Don't forget to check out Benjamin's Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and...what the hell, his Linked-In, too. Also, if you'd like for Ben to draw something for you – literally anything at all (yourself, your website, your logo, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your mother, your father, your imaginary best friend, your dog, your cat, CatDog, Batman, Superman, the whole entire Justice League, all of the above, doing whatever you want, in comic book form, in birthday card form, in Christmas card form, et cetera) – head on over to the Commissions page for more details.