It gives us great pleasure to announce that Benjamin Marra will be coming to Gosh! for a signing and talk Tuesday 8th December!
Benjamin Marra is the controversial, influential creator of the comic books Night Business, Gangsta Rap Posse, Terror Assaulter O.M.W.O.T and Blades & Lazers. He’s also the founder and publisher of Traditional Comics and co-founder of the underground illustration and design journal Mammal. Broken Frontier defines his aesthetic as ‘an affectionate emulation of the sort of thing a 15-year-old headbanger might have lovingly rendered in the back of an exercise book in the 1980s, after watching one too many straight-to-video action flicks.’ But he’s also drawn comparisons to comics masters such as Paul Gulacy, Jim Steranko, R. Crumb and Spain Rodriguez. Vice describe his style to be ‘like those hand painted movie posters and air brushed flea market T-shirts. Awkward action figure anatomy combined with screaming mouths and shiny, shiny muscles. Everything looks dirty and dark and like art that was airbrushed on the side of a carnival ride.’
The signing & talk will get underway on the 8th of December from 7.30-9pm! While the talk is entirely free, it’s first come first served so make sure you get down early to grab your seat and avoid disappointment. If you can’t make it along to see Benjamin but you want a signed copy, then drop a line to email@example.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to be popped aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.
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