In Benjamin Marra's Twitter bio he calls himself as a "Comic book writer, artist, publisher, sonuvabitch, the Future of Comics History." With the release of his first Fantagraphics book, One Man War On Terror, those descriptions are all proven accurate.
I recently sat down with Marra at his Brooklyn studio and grilled him on his process, his passions, and plans for the future.
Superheroes are bigger than ever in mainstream pop culture. Do you have the desire to be part of the current comics-as-mass-entertainment boom?
BM: I wanna tell stories with comic books forever. And I don't care if that's all it ever is. If along the way those are translated into other media, that's totally fine. I hope it's done well. But that's not what I'm banking on. I just want to make as many books as I possibly can before I die.