Steve BennettGuest Artist
Steve Bennett is the co-founder of I.C. Entertainment (formerly Studio Ironcat). Back in the early 1980's, Steve worked at Studio Aoehyma in Tokyo, Japan as an apprentice animator to Noboru Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.). While at Mr. Furusei's contract studio, Steve worked on Cat's Eye, the Urusei Yatsura TV series and first movie (Only You). Other projects ranged from Walt Disney's Duck Tales and Warner Bros' animated commercials to many popular 1980's Japanese TV series.
After attending college for a while, and working as a Jack-Of-All-Trades (ie sushi, construction, Paramount's King's Dominion...) Steve was invited to his first anime convention where he taught the art of cel painting. In 1997, Steve co-founded Studio Ironcat with the help of Masaomi Kanzaki, the creator of Xenon, Gun Crisis, and Shogun Cop. Since then I.C. Entertainment has greatly broadened its horizons and become one of the forerunners for Japanese manga and American comics.