This year's Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Fest is happening this Saturday, December 3rd, from noon to 9 PM at the Our Lady of Carmel Church. Entry is FREE. It's a great collection of comic books, art books, art prints and other random ephemera. It's possibly my favorite comic show of the year. This year I'll have the following comic books debuting and goods to offer:
NIGHT BUSINESS, ISSUE 4
Check out the fourth installment to the epic, dramatic, saga of urban crime, violence, sex and street justice. Price: $3
GANGSTA RAP POSSE, ISSUE 1, SECOND PRINTING
Due to popular demand and many requests, I've reprinted GANGSTA RAP POSSE, ISSUE 1, for a SECOND PRINTING. Price: $2
TRADITIONAL COMICS, ELF BOOKLETS
The first four booklets of my illustrations based on the movie AMERICAN PSYCHO are premiering at the Fest. They're small (~4" x 5.5") 'zine-type experiments on a Raymond Pettibon approach to drafting with brush and ink, or brush pen in this case. Limited to 24 editions each. Price: $1 EACH
SMOKE SIGNAL #10
Michael DeForge and I collaborate on a 6-page CyberPunk story, FAUNAMANCER DOMINATION: ASCENDANCY, for this issue. I may not have copies at my table but there will be plenty lying around the Fest I'm sure. Price: FREE
They're supposed to arrive Friday so I'll have them for Saturday. One is of the NIGHT BUSINESS, ISSUE 1, cover art and the other is the TRADITIONAL COMICS logo. Both black ink on white t-shirts. Price: $15
THE REST OF THE TRADITIONAL COMICS COMIC BOOKS
The rest of the issues of NIGHT BUSINESS, GANGSTA RAP POSSE, THE INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF MAUREEN DOWD and THE NAKED HEROES, will naturally be available as well. Price: $1-$3
I'll be at Table 24 in the Downstairs area. Here's where my table is on the map:
Hope to see you there!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Secrets revealed!! Discover who is behind The Slasher!! Find out if Johnny survived the warehouse explosion! Discover Pimp Donny's evil designs for Krystal! The Rider continues to wage her bloody war on street crime single-handedly ... or with some help!? Steve, left to watch over Glitz Glam Entertainment, is presented with shocking information! An issue not to be missed!!!
Order your copy today at WWW.TRADITIONALCOMICS.COM!
Posted by Benjamin Marra at 7:42 PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Matt Seneca (who's one of my favorite writers/critics/observers/perceivers of the comic book medium) interviews me for his brilliant weekly column Your Wednesday Sequence over at Robot 6. Check it out here. We talk about my comic-book storytelling methods, page-layout philosophies, and the influence of King Kirby on the way I think about organizing narrative information from panel-to-panel. I could talk about that stuff forever so it was a thrill to answer Matt's thoughtful questions. Thanks, Matt.
Posted by Benjamin Marra at 2:33 PM