Benjamin Marra is the notorious, controversial, and influential cartoonist of the comic books NIGHT BUSINESS, AMERICAN BLOOD, and TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror). His illustration for Numero Group’s Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares garnered him a Grammy nomination. Marra’s work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Publication Designers, 3×3, and American Illustration. Some of his collaborators include Playboy, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Marvel Comics, Vice, Radar, Paper, Nylon, Widen+Kennedy, Doubleday & Cartwright, and McCann-Erickson. Marra received a B.F.A in illustration from Syracuse University, where he also studied in art program in Florence, Italy. He received an M.F.A. in illustration from the School of Visual Arts.
Presented as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Art. The lecture is available to the public via livestream on the Syracuse University Art Museum YouTube channel.
This event was published on February 24, 2021.