Bento Comics started as an artist's collective in 2010, a group of seven comic book artists from Australia, Canada and the US. It began as a way of publishing our short stories using print-on-demand technology, but we have now expanded into e-books and e-distribution. We focus primarily on stories with a manga-influenced art style, and our goal is to publish quality stories that reflect our tastes.
We publish a number of books in a variety of genres and formats - sometimes collectively, but also as individual writer-artists. This includes comics, themed comics anthologies, and comics-prose. We publish prose books and anthologies as well, but only if the writer has previously published with us as a comic book artist.
*P10/10ofFABLED KINGDOM, C20-21* In the final installment of "Fabled Kingdom", many questions are answered and even Celsia makes new discoveries about herself. As the story comes to a close, Celsia ponders her new life, but she also has unfinished business with Briar Rose, which she will attempt to settle before a very important moment in her life, and in Fallinor's history...
*P9/10ofFABLED KINGDOM, C18-19* The battle has begun, and it's over faster than anyone could have imagined. The aftermath of the battle is what's truly surprising though, as Celsia seeks out her place in Fallinor and as a Pendraig. The last part of her journey begins when she goes to her second destination--Summerstone, the kingdom of Summer--to meet her other grandmother, the 'White Queen'...
*P8/10ofFABLED KINGDOM, C16-17* Celsia may have found out many revelations about the queen, but that doesn't mean that what she knows is true. In order to seek the REAL truth, she decides to question the Summerens who have been held prisoner by Briar Rose in the castle's notorious "Red Cells." Little does she know what's in store for her...
*P7/10ofFABLED KINGDOM, C14-15* Slaying a troll was easy, but what comes ahead will be hard! Celsia returns to the city of Tandia to discover that emissaries from the kingdom of Summerstone have arrived - and they are rumored to have been sent by the 'White Queen.' This may be exactly the thing Celsia is looking for, but sadly, disaster struck first...
*P6/10ofFABLED KINGDOM, C12-13* A fateful decision at a celebration held by the queen will soon determine whether someone will live or die! Celsia may have made a crucial mistake, but she has the chance to redeem herself and the person on trial if she will become his champion, and slay a fearsome mountain troll. Accompanied by Quillon and Pylus, will she succeed at her quest?
*P5/10ofFABLED KINGDOM, C10-11*
With Celsia settling into her routine at Castle Roserock, she starts to probe into the history of the Pendraig royal family. As she begins to understand the complexity of the Pendraigs and the politics of the surrounding areas, a different picture emerges. Ultimately, this will lead to a decision on whether she wants to be a part of Fallinor or not...
*This is PART 4 of the "Fabled Kingdom" series. It contains chapters 8-9 (of 21)*
The "Fabled Kingdom" has awoken, along with its famed queen. The queen is immediately interested in Celsia, but has doubts about her claims of lineage. She will only accept Celsia as her granddaughter if she is able to prove that she is a blood relation in a special test -- with frightful consequences if she fails.
*P3/10ofFABLED KINGDOM, C6-7* After a long and arduous journey, Celsia, Pylus and Quillon have finally arrived at the Fabled Kingdom of Fallinor. They immediately discover the city of Tandia within its depths, but a curse still hangs over the kingdom. As they venture deeper into the city and climb its highest tower, what will be there waiting for them?
*P2/10ofFABLED KINGDOM, C4-6* After being separated from Quillon, Celsia and her newfound faun companion Pylus are now lost in the woods. While looking for sanctuary, they unexpectedly find a Gingerbread house, but are its occupants friend or foe? Then there is the matter of quest to find her two true born grandmothers. Will she ever escape the woods, and find her way to the Fabled Kingdom?
*COMICS-PROSE, C1-3* Celsia is a ‘Red Hood,’ a young healer living with her grandmother in a village deep in the woods. Life was ordinary and, until the day a shocking truth is uncovered–Celsia’s grandmother isn’t her REAL grandmother. Forced to flee her village, Celsia is soon on a quest to seek her two TRUEBORN grandmothers–one of whom is a powerful queen who rules the magical 'Fabled Kingdom'
*COMICS-PROSE+PROSE* Trapped in an elevator with a murdered man. A woman's foot savaged by something as she reads ghost stories late at night. A boy flees from a battlefield, only to be swallowed by a tree. A starving family struggles to stay civilised... and more. Here are 4 spine-chilling, 'Twilight Zone'-esque stories illustrated in COMICS-PROSE, with another 4 in PROSE-ONLY format.
*PROSE-ONLY EDITION* Trapped in an elevator with a murdered man. A woman's foot savaged by something as she reads ghost stories late at night. A boy flees from a battlefield, only to be swallowed by a tree. A starving family struggles to stay civilised... and more. Here are 8 spine-chilling, 'Twilight Zone'-esque short stories for you to read in the late hours of the night.
A nun detective? A haunted elevator? A two-dollar romance? A scent merchant? And many more...
Featuring a decade of her best work, this anthology of short manga stories from writer-artist Queenie Chan ("The Dreaming", "Odd Thomas" graphic novels, "Small Shen") features 166-pages and 11 short stories ranging from horror to romance, to adventure and fantasy.
*PART2of2* The game is afoot! Bento Comics, an artist's collective for manga-style comics, is proud to present the second of this TWIN collection of finely-crafted Sherlockian tales from selected extraordinary artists. We shall delight and amuse the discerning consumer of magic, mayhem, mystery and adventure! Featuring a further 6 tales out of a total of 12, prepare for another great 78 pages!
*PART1of2* The game is afoot! Bento Comics, an artist's collective for manga-style comics, is proud to present the first of this TWIN collection of finely-crafted Sherlockian tales from selected extraordinary artists. We shall delight and amuse the discerning consumer of magic, mayhem, mystery and adventure! Featuring the first 6 tales out of a total of 12, prepare for 78 pages of amazement!
From the poison pens of the Bento Comics collective comes a sticky snack of tainted dainties for your delectation and delight! Eight artists, eight twisted stories - an 81-page banquet of sick, sugary treats to satisfy the most twisted of teeth!
Neverland awaits the intrepid reader who dares to explore its twisting turns and unfathomable depths. The Bento Comics collective is proud to present eight loving tributes to the collected works of J.M.Barrie and his "terrible masterpiece" - the immortal adventures of Peter Pan. May this 118-page collection bring you to the magical land where no one ever grows old.