Jim Benton: Leg Love

Gosh dang it, this is probably one of the funniest comics I’ve read in a while.  I’m not sure why.  It’s not particularly clever, hip or edgy.  It doesn’t have any hipster humor or satirical, ironic pop culture references.  It just has a classic situation and a hilarious payoff (mainly the look on the dog’s face and the way he spelled “what”.)  It’s absolute, pure, utter, unadulterated, massive, awesome, incalculable, non-unrelelentinglessish genius!!  I am making it my life’s mission to get an interview with him for PopZombie!

His name is Jim Benton.  Here he is in his own words:

Benton began his career in a custom design t-shirt shop where he started designing his own characters. At the same time, Jim did illustrations and artwork for magazines and newspapers. People magazine named him “the most visible cartoonist in America” .

Benton also created greeting cards and worked in the magazine and publishing industry. In 1998, his SpyDogs characters became an animated series, The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs, that aired on Fox Kids. Licensing his own creations brought them widespread attention on products, such as It’s Happy Bunny, The Misters, Just Jimmy and more.

Benton currently lives in Michigan, where he operates out of his own studio.  -JimBenton.com

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