Ben Templesmith is an Australian comic book artist best known for his work in the American comic book industry, most notably the Image Comics series Fell, with writer Warren Ellis, which is credited with pioneering a new format for commercial comics, and IDW's 30 Days of Night with writer Steve Niles, which was adapted into a motion picture of the same name. As well as being nominated for multiple Eisner Awards four years in a row for his comic work, 2005-2008 as well as a 2008 International Horror Guild Award for The Nightmare Factory. He has also created book covers, movie posters, trading cards, and concept work for film.
Templesmith produced his first commercial American comics work in 2002, providing the art for Todd McFarlane Productions Hellspawn, which was published by Image Comics. He has gone on to create his own original works as well as contribute to many licensed properties at various publishers, most notably IDW Publishing, with which he had an exclusive agreement through most of 2008 and part of 2009 before returning to being a freelancer.
Licensed properties that Templesmith has worked on include illustrating Dark Journey, a story in issue #17 of the Dark Horse Comics anthology series Star Wars Tales in 2003, and the covers to Devil's Due Publishing's Army of Darkness: Ashes to Ashes #1 in 2004 and IDW's G.I. Joe #0 in 2008.
Other works Templesmith has produced include Welcome to Hoxford, Tommyrot: The Art of Ben Templesmith and Conluvio. He also provides covers for the Oni Press series Wasteland.
Currently Templesmith is collaborating with British comics writer Ben McCool on Choker at Image Comics. He writes and draws his own semi-regular series, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, for IDW Publishing.