AMERICAN BLOOD – Book Launch and Film Screening
Featuring author Benjamin Marra
Saturday, October 1st, 7pm-10pm
@ Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (at St. George Ave., 1 block south of Bloor St. W.)
Free to attend.
Presented by The Beguiling Books & Art and Suspect Video
Born from the crucible of 1980s trash culture and exploitation entertainment and focused like a laser through the prism of Marra’s brain comes this nasty brew of revenge, power, and passion.
American Blood is the new collection from Ben Marra, the definitive assembling of Marra’s most underground (and hardest to find) comics. Containing his provocative debut works including “Gangsta Rap Posse,” “The Naked Heroes,” “Lincoln Washington,” “Ripper,” and “The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd,” the new collection is perhaps more timely than ever as the lines blur ever greater between satire and reality.
American Blood will launch at a special event presented by The Beguiling and Suspect Video, featuring an audio/visual presentation by Ben Marra and a moderated Q&A. The launch will also include a free screening of the trash-cinema classic SAMURAI COP (1991). following the Q&A. Marra’s American Blood will be available for purchase at the event, as will a selection of his back catalogue and original artwork by Marra.
ABOUT BEN MARRA
BENJAMIN MARRA received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University; studied in Florence, Italy; and earned his M.F.A. degree in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he draws comics and is a designer for MLB Advanced Media.