Thursday, March 25, 2010

Interview with Inkstuds

Robin McConnell interviews me over at We talk about comics - naturally - but also, illustration and Boris Vallejo. In addition to the interview you get to hear some musical stylings of N.W.A., Loverboy and Pantera. Check it out here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Interview with The Comics Journal

I did an interview with Jason Leivian of Floating World Comics (the great comic book store in Portland, OR) for The Comics Journal. Check it out here. We talk about self-publishing, process, VHS and technological leaps among other things.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TRADITIONAL COMICS Now Available Through Picturebox

You can find all three issues of Night Business, the first issue of Gangsta Rap Posse and the TRADITIONAL COMICS Bundle for sale on the Picturebox website, right here. And that's not all! Every issue is signed by yours truly, Benjamin Marra. Picturebox sells a lot of great stuff, so make sure you thoroughly peruse what they have to offer.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1-800-MICE #4

One of my favorite cartoonists, Matthew Thurber, has just released the next issue in his series, 1-800-MICE. It's a comic that's impossible to describe. You just have to read it and even then ...

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Naked Heroes | Sheila Video

My good friends, The Naked Heroes, have just released their new video for their song "Sheila," made under the strong-arm direction of the legendary Ken "Lemon Cookie" Shadford. My beard and I make a cameo appearance during the party. If you dig the song you should absolutely download The Naked Heroes album, 99 Diamond, which is available for free on their label's website Powerload Records. It's a rip-roaring record of full-throated, redblooded rock 'n' roll.

Michel Fiffe Talks Night Business

Over on his blog, Michel Fiffe wrote a bit about some comics he recently purchased, which included Night Business, Issue 3. You can read what he had to say here. Below is an brief exerpt:
Equal parts old school Paul Gulacy and Faust’s Tim Vigil, Marra’s making his comics on his own terms with a dedication that’s pretty admirable. Thank God he’s not waiting around, hoping for a publisher’s permission to start his comic. And thank God he’s using newsprint.
Thanks, Michel.