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About the author:
Benjamin Marra is the notorious, controversial and influential comic creator of the comic books NIGHT BUSINESS, GANGSTA RAP POSSE, THE INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF MAUREEN DOWD (A WORK OF SATIRE AND FICTION), LINCOLN WASHINGTON: FREE MAN!, BLADES & LAZERS and TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror). Marra has drawn comparisons to mainstream masters like Paul Gulacy and Jim Steranko, as well as underground comix legends like R. Crumb and Spain Rodriguez, and even the Beat writers. His art beyond the cutting edge. His work is in the cut itself.
His illustration work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, The Society of Publication Designers, 3x3 and American Illustration. In 2006 he was named as one of the Art Directors Club Young Guns.
Some of the publications and companies he has done illustration for include Playboy, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Marvel Comics, Vice, Radar, Paper, Nylon, Widen+Kennedy and McCann-Erickson.
Night Business, Issue 1
Bloody Nights Part 1
"... Too well-executed to be the work of an idiot-savant type, but it's also so relentlessly sleazy and stupid ..." Tim Hodler, Comics Comics
"... Marra is trying to single-handedly restore some 'order' to comics." Frank Santoro, Comics Comics
"All the guy characters look like action figures you would have killed to have owned when you were little, and all the girl characters/strippers look like drawings of sexy ladies you would have made to impress your friends and convince your enemies that you're not gay." Nick Gazin, Vice
"One of the best comic series around-strippers, vice cops, serial killers, guidos, all mix it up in the pre-giuliani era New York. Like Douglas Sirk directing an Abel Ferrara script ..." Sammy Harkham, Kramers Ergot and Crickets
"... some hair-metal or porno fantasy world where men are either leather and denim street toughs ... and ... women routinely walk around in lingerie and heels." Sean T. Collins, Attentiondeficitdisorderly Too Flat
"... Marra's comics are the kind of things Mark Millar aspires to be." Timothy Callahan, Comic Book Resources
"... New Wave Hookers meets Death Wish III as seen through the eyes of a 14 year-old, heavy metal kid." Dean Rispler, Drug Front Records
"... This is how all contemporary fiction should read." Tucker Stone, The Factual Opinion
1983 ... The City ... At Night ...
Come and witness a tale of urban intrigue, savage murder and street justice from the beginning. A knife-wielding killer on the loose, committing extreme acts of violence on sexy, exotic dancers. Only one man has a will powerful enough to stop this psychopath: Johnny Timothy. But can Johnny mete out his vengeance before the villain kills again? Pick up NIGHT BUSINESS, ISSUE 1, today and find out!
- Publication Date:
- 1499694199 / 9781499694192
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Thrillers / Crime