PAUL BENJAMIN: Writer, Editor, Supermodel

My new job (for 6 months now)

I realize looking at that previous post that it appears as if I’ve been job hunting for a long time. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, I had multiple job offers within 2.5 weeks and became a Senior Project Manager at Chaotic Moon here in Austin.

Fun fact: All of our conference rooms at CM are named after villains. I spend a lot of time in Magneto.

What does that mean? Well, for the last six months, it meant that I was working with an incredibly talented team on an incredibly challenging project delivering a high profile smartwatch to the world, along with an accompanying website and phone app. The project was so all-consuming, I barely had time to write fiction, much less blog posts.

I’m pleased to say that the project has shipped with great success and now I’m ready to move on to the next one. However, I should also have a little more free time for my writing. In fact, I already have an incredibly fun project in the works. It’s a licensed property based on a popular animated film franchise and the outlines for several issues are approved and ready to go. More on that in the future!

Job Seeking

After layoffs at Four Kitchens, I’m now on the hunt for a new job.  I’m looking for an opportunity where I can use my 15+ years of experience as a team leader and resource manager to produce great digital content for websites, apps, video games, and/or animation. I especially enjoy the challenge of collaborating withContinue Reading

Pitching with Pizzaz!

Want to pitch, demo, and present with pizzaz? @thepaulbenjamin tells you how on the Four Kitchens blog, Star Wars style!  Continue Reading

Staple! 2015 – Visit the show this weekend!

I’ll be at Table #1 with the incredible Rick Klaw and the inimitable Mark Finn. Also, today is Will Eisner’s birthday! We’ll be celebrating at Austin Books and Comics with this awesome cake and I’ll be interviewing comics creators about Eisner’s influences on their work. Another highlight:  I’ll be moderating a panel on diversity in video games!…/spawning-diversity-in-games/ Let’s getContinue Reading

40 Years of D&D

Among my many panels at this year’s (always) fantastic ArmadilloCon literary convention was my 40 Years of D&D panel. The room was packed thanks to the high charisma stats of my fellow panelists (listed in standard marching order): Mark Finn, Marshall Maresca, Barbara Ann Wright, and Patrice Sarath. Mark Finn, friend, author, and Robert E. HowardContinue Reading

The Mythical Pantheon High vol. 3 is finally available!

Did you enjoy reading Pantheon High 1 and 2? Have you wondered what happened to Griffin, son of Hades or Grace, daughter of Tyr and all their friends? Your wait is over! All three volumes of Pantheon High are now available on! It was way back in 2011 that Tokyopop announced it was shuttingContinue Reading

Come see me at Staple! – Austin’s Indy Media Expo

Want to hang out with a supermodel this weekend? I’ll be rocking a table at Staple! It’s the tenth anniversary of Austin’s #1 independent media convention, where awesome people sell their awesome comics and other awesome stuff. When my pal Chris Nicholas started this show, it was just a small, single day event. Now it’sContinue Reading

(Not so) Wonder Twins

Today one of my friends (not a comic book person) named her favorite super heroes as: The Wonder Twins. I never could stand the Wonder Twins. When I watched the Super Friends cartoon, I knew, even at the age of 9ish, that they were not “real” because they weren’t in the comics. Since they wereContinue Reading

Jim Alexander on Metal Hurlant and an amazing career

I just came across this recent (and awesome) interview with Jim Alexander about his work, including some of the stories he wrote for me when I edited Metal Hurlant for Humanoids. He’s a cool guy and fantastic storyteller. Check it out! Reading

How to be a Project Management Superhero

My 1st blog post is up on the Four Kitchens site. Learn how to be a project management superhero!  Continue Reading