Benjamin Webster Truman
benjaminwtruman@gmail.com
http://www.bentruman.com


EDUCATION
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh   Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Science in Game Art & Design — 2008


WORK EXPERIENCE

Black Mesa
Story Lead and Choreography Lead — 2005 to present

Adapting the original Half-Life script, creating new scripted sequences and writing dynamic dialog for Non-Player Characters; directing Voice Actors; supervising Choreography Department; assisting with marketing and media relations, and game trailers

IDW Publishing
Writer — 2010 to 2012

Co-Creator and Writer of A Man Named Hawken
 
Dark Horse Comics
Writer — 2008 to 2009

Writer for Dark Horse Presents, Conan the Cimmerian, Creepy Comics

City High School   Tucson, AZ
Instructor  — 2011 to present

Teach video game development and design at a progressive, STEM-focused charter high school. Software and skills include Portal 2 Puzzle Maker, programming, and non-linear video editing

Voices, Inc.   Tucson, AZ
2009 to 2011

Instructor for youth (ages 14-21) documentary arts program. Led writing workshops; Produced and edited stories and essays on deadline for radio broadcast, print and web publishing


HONORS & AWARDS
2012  Featured Writer in New York Times Best Selling Graphic Novel (FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead)

2001  National Scholastic Award for Short Story


PUBLICATIONS
SCOUT: Marauder. Dark Horse Comics, 2014

"G.U.N.T." Imaginary Drugs. ID Press, 2014.

"Hunter Gatherer." Monstrosity, Vol. 2. Alterna Comics, 2014

"Web Presence." Memoirs of the Mysterious. Mysterion Press, 2014

"The Grove." FUBAR: By The Sword #2. Alterna Comics, 2013.

“Rumspringa of the Devil.”  Vic Boone: Bourbon & Buckshot. 215 Ink, 2013.

“Huddled Masses.” FUBAR: American History Z.  Alterna Comics, 2013.

“Soft Hearted Sioux.” Native American Classics: Graphic Classics Vol. 24. Eureka Productions, 2013.

A Man Named Hawken. IDW Publishing, 2012.

“The Devil’s Promenade.” Horror in the West. Alterna Comics, 2012.

“Blood of the Sky.” Creepy #5. Dark Horse Comics, 2011.

“Semper Fi.” FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead. Alterna Comics, 2011.
 
“Bearer of Secrets.” FUBAR: European Theater of the Damned. Alterna Comics, 2010.
 
“The Sorrow of Akivasha.” Conan the Cimmerian #15. Dark Horse Comics, 2009.
 
“Home for the Hunt.” Conan the Cimmerian #14. Dark Horse Comics, 2009.
 
“Trophy.” Conan and the Daughters of Midora and Other Stories. Dark Horse Comics, 2008 & 2012.


TECHNICAL SKILLS
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Final Draft, Premiere/Final Cut, 3Ds Max, Game Maker, and Source SDK Tool Set. Experienced in writing in the following formats: comic, video game, and screenwriting.


REFERENCES   Available Upon Request