Here's a program cover illustration of the Brian De Palma movie, BODY DOUBLE, I just completed for Cinefamily in LA. Below are some of my sketches for other ideas and compositions.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
In the new book, Creating Comics!: 47 Master Artists Reveal the Techniques and Inspiration Behind Their Comic Genius, which was recently released, I (now evidently a "master") dissect my process in creating the first five pages of NIGHT BUSINESS, ISSUE 1. Some other masters in the book who also share their creative ideas when constructing comics are Michael Cavallaro, Paul Pope, Jim Steranko and Dash Saw. You can grab the book on Amazon here (and check out a preview of the interior pages). The forward of the book is written by the main man Paul Gulacy (who also shares thoughts on his own creative process).
Posted by Benjamin Marra at 6:44 PM
Friday, October 15, 2010
Matt, one of the managers of Forbidden Planet, interviewed a bunch of creators on video at this year's NY Comic Con, including myself. I'm at the 1:28 mark. You'll get to check out my new clean-cut, preppy look. One of my co-workers said I look like a Soc from the Outsiders movie. I took that as a high compliment. I aspire to be like those Socs pricks. They're much cooler than those lame Greasers.
Forbidden Planet and the folks who work there have been extremely supportive of my books, especially early on when I first put them out. I can't thank them enough.
Posted by Benjamin Marra at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I have some pages of Night Business in the show, Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA, currently up at the Visual Arts Gallery on 26th St. A bunch of other no-names have some pieces in the show like Will Eisner, Gary Panter, Klaus Janson, Ben Katchor, David Mazzucchelli, Jerry Moriarty, David Sandlin, Walter Simonson and Art Spiegelman. The show is up until November 6th and there's an opening reception tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 14th, from 5:30 to 7.
Posted by Benjamin Marra at 6:09 PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I'll be at New York Comic Con this weekend from Friday, the 8th, to Sunday, the 10th, at the Jacob Javits Center. As usual I'll be with the Mammal boys, this year at table 654. Use the above diagram as a guide. The standard TRADITIONAL COMICS COMIC CON SALE deal applies: Get all three issues of NIGHT BUSINESS and the first issue of GANGSTA RAP POSSE for $10! Hope to see you there!
Posted by Benjamin Marra at 5:23 PM