Green Mantis by Ben Fishman

Featured Artist: Ben Fishman

Ben Fishman, 45, Graphics Production Manager, resides in New Paltz, NY.

What are your favorite mediums to use?
I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and love to use Collage.

What’s your favorite color?

What inspires your art?
Comics, pulp art, writers, my family, lots of different artists from the past and present.

The gallery above is recent work Ben did as an homage to escapist literature and comics. To see more of Ben’s work, visit

Who is one of your favorite artists?
Joseph Beuys, Marc Chagall, Cindy Sherman, William Klein, Joseph Cornell and Romare Bearden.

Which is your favorite section in Manny’s Art Supplies?
I highly enjoy the fake mustaches, metal lunchboxes, sassy mint tins, plastic figurines, and the various other novelties around the cash register area.

On a lighter note…

What’s your favorite dessert?
Mint chocolate chip ice cream. And I’m one of the very few people I’ve met who prefers pie over cake.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?
From the places I’ve been: San Francisco. But someday I want to visit Japan.

Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?
A Russian Blue cat named Twilight who came to us as a stray. And we have a guinea pig named Daffodil (Daffy for short).

  • Mike

    I wish this was a real kung-fu movie!