It’s BIG ANNOUNCEMENT WEEK at Symbolia HQ.
Today, we want you to meet Ben Chabala, Symbolia’s first Digital Fellow. Ben is going to be working with us over the summer on a couple of really exciting projects, including our first-ever fiction issue (more on that soon!). We’re thrilled to have someone with a strong background in comics culture and events organizing on our team. Read more about Ben below, and please join us in giving him a huge welcome!
Ben Chabala is a recent graduate of Michigan State University’s Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing Masters Program and he’s been working with comics since 2009. Ben interned for Marvel Comics right out of college and later took a position as a Marvel.com freelancer, where he writes about awesome Marvel comics and video games.
Ben worked alongside Kelly Roman and Michael DeWeese to help edit and publicize their debut graphic novel, The Art of War, out from HarperPerennial in 2012. He has talked about the Hulk and digital comics at numerous academic conferences and is the panel coordinator for the annual MSU Comics Forum. Ben also has a blog, I Speak Comics, where he interviews digital comics creators, writes about fighting video games, and charts the changing face of comics in digital spaces.