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Ben Bates is an American comic artist who did work for Archie Comics on the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. He did pencils from 2010-2013, and continued to do covers for a few years afterwards. He has also contributed to the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing.

Drawing career

Outside of Sonic, his work can also be seen in the Mega Man comic and the New Crusaders comic, the former being an Archie-owned comic, the latter being from Archie's Red Circle imprint. Outside of Archie Comics he has done pencils for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony for IDW along with Pencils for Teen Titans Go and Inks for Scribbenauts Unmasked: A Crisis Of Imagination for DC Comics. He also works in animation, having served as a storyboard artist on Marvel Animation, primarily on Avengers Assemble. He later worked at Cartoon Network Studios as a model sheet designer for the show OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!.


Cover artwork

Archie Comics

IDW Publishing


Archie Comics


Archie Comics


Archie Comics


  • Ben had decided in 2012 to stop drawing interior artwork for the Sonic the Hedgehog series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics as he wanted to ink the pages himself but was not permitted to.[1]


  1. Ben Bates on Twitter. Twitter (20 September 2019). Retrieved on 20 September 2019.

External links

Archie Comics staff members
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