Baylor University Poage Library

Ben Humeniuk

Ben Humeniuk was born in 1986 in Austin, Texas, and grew up in Brownwood, Texas. He began drawing at a very young age and became very disciplined in art in the sixth grade.

Humeniuk attended Brownwood High School, where he was chosen to draw for the school newspaper. It was during this time that he became more confident with his talent when he learned that others enjoyed his artwork, too. He graduated in 2004 and enrolled in Baylor University the same year.

He began drawing cartoons for the university's school paper, The Lariat, during his sophomore year. Though he spent some time experimenting with different artistic approaches, his cartoons were always distinctive, unique and skillfully rendered. Humeniuk continued to draw for The Lariat until 2008 when he graduated with a B.A. in English Literature with a concentration in Studio Art.

Humeniuk has received many awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. He was most excited to receive first place in an on-site editorial cartoon contest from TIPA in 2007.

His artistic influences include Bill Watterson, John Romita Jr., Leinil Yu, Tite Kubo and Stuart Immonen. Humeniuk especially enjoys drawing human beings, faces and bodies in motion.

He currently serves as a camp counselor and program director for Pine Cove Christian Camp in Tyler, Texas.