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). 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 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, 3x3 and American Illustration. In 2006 he was named as one of the Art Directors Club Young Guns. In 2016 he illustrated the cover of American Illustration 35.
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 at their art program in Florence, Italy. He received an M.F.A. in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts.
He lives in Toronto.