Alfe, by Benjamin Q. JonesAlfe, by Benjamin Q. Jones

Ben Jones is an American cartoonist, comedian, voice actor, music composer, animator, producer, director, writer and storyboard artist. He was born as Benjamin Quincy Jones in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Massachusetts. He began is career in alternative comics and subculture scene of New England. Among his early creations was 'The Violent Life of Death Weasel', that first appeared as a comic in undergraduate magazine Hyena when Jones was a student at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He also teamed up with fellow art student Christopher Forgues in 1999, with whom he formed a duo under the collective name "Paper Radio". The duo produced hundreds of works, that included silkscreened books, fanzines and early web graphics. They experimented with several genres, themes and graphic narratives.

While Forgues continued as a graphic novelist, Jones turned to mostly digital artistic expressions. In 2000, he was founding member of the art collective Paper Rad with Jacob and Jessica Ciocci, which produced zines, installations and pioneering Web and video works. Several of his works have been published through PictureBox and Deitch Projects in New York. He is the creator of the 'Alfe' character, a non-ego profit force wishing to change the world using the power and understanding of current art-based methods. While living in Providence, Rhode Island, Jones has participated in a great variety of exhibitions and screenings throughout the New York area as well as Europe, including the 'Mail Order Monsters' traveling exhibition.

Jones is known for his absurdist and dark humor, that he also applied in 'Stone Quackers', the animated TV series he created for FXX in 2014. A spin-off called 'Gothball' was premiered as a web-series in May 2015 on the ADHD YouTube channel. Jones has also been involved in TV series for Nickelodeon ('Yo Gaba Gaba') and MTV ('Wonder Showzen') and the animation for music video's by The Gossip, Beck and MIA. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles

Deathweasel, by Ben Jones

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