~ what is a bentl? ~

dd o0 bentl



a277773i//t-t-t-8yTR#!*^ (coloquially "bentl") (bentilious erectus) (xe/hir) can often be found making cartoons and writing and playing music and rummaging and eating and sleeping and smashing rocks and playing nintendo wii and being a loud autistic goofster as a means of scaring 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 mid-american 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).

xe is also well known for being the creative mastermind behind the BEAF (the B.EAF E.xperimental A.nimation F.estival). this is a semi-regular series of online film festivals with a mission statement of creating a space where anyone and everyone can submit a film, branch out creatively, and find a supportive community of people who foster healthy artistic exploration. also a community that's gay as fuck, important tid bit.

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

sigh... yes. you can find hir regularly posting junk and garbage of all varieties over on instagram. you can also head over to bentl's patreon if you wish to support hir in hir little endeavors. click any of the buttons below to explore and discover!

before you say anything, xe knows. xe knows instagram is hellscape awfuldungeon meta-is-satan McEvil area and it's a bad website. xe just has plenty of connections only accessible on that fangled website and also the format of profiles is nice for hir brain. once xe can make the indie animation scene mass migrate to cohost it will be OVER.

you'll find plenty of scraps here and there on other websites, but this website is certainly the most all encompassing hub for everything bentlrelevant. you can explore hir music, hir cartoons, hir visuals, the whole nine yards all right at your cursortips! 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.