Ben Rosen

I wrote this comic and Blake Sims drew it. Blake is incredible and you should be reading his comics and hiring him to draw stuff. I hope we get to work on something longer together.

I wrote this comic and Blake Sims drew it. Blake is incredible and you should be reading his comics and hiring him to draw stuff. I hope we get to work on something longer together.

I wrote about comic book super fan Pat Loika for BuzzFeed and you can read it HERE!

I wrote about comic book super fan Pat Loika for BuzzFeed and you can read it HERE!

"You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and it sucks. I was gonna do some times tables you taught me during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech and I froze. Anyway you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music and your math. (same) love, Macklemore"

"You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and it sucks. I was gonna do some times tables you taught me during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech and I froze. Anyway you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music and your math. (same) love, Macklemore"

Call me when you can write that sentence WITHOUT the commas.

Call me when you can write that sentence WITHOUT the commas.

Go back to the 40s you doofus.

"To me, my X-Men! I’ve been lifting and my turtleneck has become skintight!"

"To me, my X-Men! I’ve been lifting and my turtleneck has become skintight!"

More Writing Advice

"You have to live a life worth writing about. Laugh, smile, dance, make mistakes, steal, run, run faster, I said faster dammit, come on, they’re catching up, take this gun, just take it, I’ll be fine, don’t move, stay here until the heat’s off."

"There are no gurus - there are only hacks looking to make a quick buck. Not me though. I charge way more than a buck. Like, are you kidding? A buck?"

"Coincidences should be avoided to get your characters out of sticky situations. Instead, try a visit from a sassy angel who can magically make things right."

"Tell the story that is burning inside you. But first make sure it’s a story and not an ulcer. You do not want to learn that the hard way."

"Don’t use one person you know as the basis for a character. Combine traits - like this girl’s butt, that girl’s eyes, and so on, until your character is as hot as possible. Hot like a burning ulcer."

"There are only five types of stories: Morality Tale, Shark Tale, Shrek Fan Fic, Teenage Pop Star Discovers Her Sexuality On The Public Stage, Cop Rock. Try and find a sixth but know that you will fail."

"Reverse engineer stories you like and find out why they work. Do the same with things you don’t like - how would you make a bad thing good? Do the same, but this time don’t just add speedboats. Pretty tough, huh? Based on my stories, though, a helpful angel might be just around the corner to help you out."

Previous writing gems can be found HERE.

Today both volumes of White Cat are free on Gumroad because it’s Black Friday and I love you.

You can find them HERE.