Ben Walker

Ben lives and works in San Francisco and works as a Freelance Illustrator and Live Artist. A self-proclaimed authority on men’s style, his line of “bears with guns” T-shirts have gained a cult following. In 2013 he released his first line of hats through San Francisco’s Goorin Brothers. Ben Walker was raised on a ranch, complete with a dirty main street, jailhouse, bell tower and saloon. These empty structures served as his playground up to the age of five. Then his family moved to California’s North Bay Area and he spent his time drawing and inventing flying machines. After graduating high school Ben drew indie comic books and supported himself by making balloon animals at restaurants. He got a job as a graphic artist and found himself riding the boom. Ben eventually enrolled at the Academy of Art in San Francisco where he received a BFA in Traditional Animation. Now the American West serves as Walker’s playground once more. By combining comic book aesthetics with his deep love for Americana, the Old West and his own family history, Ben explores the themes of adventure, action, loneliness, love, travel and innovation, always with a wink and a nod.

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