Ben Jelter - ‘Pictures for Brains’

On Kickstarter: Ben Jelter’s ‘Pictures for Brains’ Artbook

Almost ten years ago I reviewed Ben Jelter’s The Tumor, a rather Kafkaesque graphic novel about a single man who develops a tumour on his neck, one which soon parts ways with its owner and grows into woman. Naturally, he begins dating her.

I remember The Tumor as clearly as I’d read it yesterday, mainly because a) it was good, brilliant even, and b) it was possibly the book that made me want to focus on reviewing creator-owned and self-published comics.

Jelter (www.benjelter.com) followed up that graphic novel debut with Moscow 38 and Heliosphere, as well as iOS game Sidius Nova, and is now looking to fund a different kind of project. Pictures for Brains is a 100-page book collection of Jelter’s surreal images, which much like his comic work show not only his superior technical skills but his fantastically demented imagination.

The Pictures for Brains Kickstarter commenced yesterday and has already fulfilled its goal, so you’ve nothing to lose by backing it, except possibly your food money.Ben Jelter - ‘Pictures for Brains’

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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