As a freelance cartoonist/illustrator, Keith Bendis’ unique brand of humorous illustration has been seen in most of America’s leading magazines and newspapers including; Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, Fortune, The Wall St Journal, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair and many others. He illustrated William Safire’s “On Language” column in the New York Times Magazine for 8 years and his own feature, “New York Sketchbook” appeared in the Sunday Daily News.
He has illustrated 10 books including; “The Fan Man” by William Kotzwinkel, “Casey at the Bat” for Workman Publishers, and “The Devil’s Dictionary”. Keith Bendis has also illustrated 2 chidlren’s books for Sterling Publishing, “Calvin Can’t Fly” and it’s sequel, ”Calvin, Look Out!”. He lives on an old farm in Ancram, New York in Columbia County a short two hours from NYC.
- Calvin Can’t Fly at Sterling, Calvin Can’t Fly at Amazon, Calvin Can’t Fly at Barnes & Noble
- Calvin, Look Out! at Sterling, Calvin, Look Out! at Amazon, Calvin, Look Out! at Barnes & Noble
- The Devil’s Dictionary, FANTAGRAPHICS: http://www.fantagraphics.com/devils-dictionary/
Award winning cartoonist/illustrator, and graphic recorder, Keith Bendis, brings his cartooning experience to create engaging visual illustrations for clients to help convey information in a direct and simple storyboard format.
Keith currently travels worldwide working for large and small corporations & groups using his storyboard approach to graphic recording. Keith works internationally and his home is a short commute from New York City as well as Boston, Massachusetts.
Like most graphic recorders most of his work entails going to an event venue and live scribing the information. But unlike most graphic recorders he uses his cartoon skills to do a lot of work for clients in his studio. In this way I he can do more detailed, finished work that is more specific to the client’s needs. After communicating by email and phone conversations the ideas discussed are sketched out. Once the client OK’s these sketches a finished piece is done on a 30’’ x 40’’ foam core board, it’s photographed, and emailed to the client. Some topics done in this way include;
- Corporate histories
- Book synopsis
- TED talks
- Step-by-step instructions
- Personal histories for anniversaries, birthdays and retirement parties
- Keynote addresses
- Company road maps
- Explaining how things work
- Proposed legislation or gov’t programs
- Any topic where a visual interpretation of the material helps people more easily understand it.
The following are examples of work from the studio