medium: TITLE / description DATE
TOON: 00102_06 (love/poison) 02/23/23

a spruced up stream of consciousness hyperactive vent cartoon. not sure what it's about, maybe you'll know.

TOON: lesbian dogwood and the disaster life thereof: part 1 01/28/23

a cowpoke scrapes by in the wastelands of neo kansas city 2, making friends and stuff! this is a 34-minute animated film a year in the making. it is the first part of my feature film which is still in the works.

~ what is a bentl? ~

dd trix bentl (coloquially "bentl") (bentilious erectus) (xe/hir) can often be found in kansas city missouri making cartoons and writing and playing music and scavenging and eating and sleeping and playing with rocks and playing nintendo wii and being generally goofy and loud as to scare away predators. bentl made a lot of movies and comics as a tiny, coconut-brained child, and that silly little passion never halted for nothin!

hir primary artistic influences are midwestern industrial decay, multimedia experimentation, and children's art, all of these influences showing through in hir expressive, whimsical visual style and dense, existential subject matters. the bulk of hir current work ties into the expansive post-apocalyptic world of neo kansas city, including but not limited to lesbian dogwood and the disaster life thereof (feature film), the moonray highway restoration quest of fishbaby (incomplete graphic novel), and this is my disaster (hypertext short story).

~ wow, neat i guess! is bentl on social media? ~

kinda, not really. hold on.

that's the best xe's got as far as other websites go. eventually xe hopes to set up a blogging system and email notifications on this here neocity, and that will become the best way to keep up hir work when the time comes. for now, you can join hir discord server or follow hir on cohost. xe once had a youtube channel, but that no longer exists!

this website is currently the most central hub for any and all artistic output by bentl. you can explore hir music, hir cartoons, hir visuals, the whole nine yards all on this one website! nifty!

~ right on. but hey how come you know so much about this "bentl" jobber? ~

because i AM bentl!! i've been bentl this Whole Time!!! mwahahahaha! you see, all that third-person fluff was merely for upholding a veil of professionalism! that's what ALL the Real Deal Artistic Entrepreneurs are doin nowadays! like me! baha! i'm so laughing-out-loud right now you have no idea!

~ yea well you know what's less professional than writing in the first person?? LYING. ~

you are completely right. i'm incredibly sorry for this and i promise it won't happen again. #onelove.

thank you for reading my website!!

for any inquiries, please click my cheeky face down there to reach out to me via email! :-)