Terror Assaulter: One Man War On Terror
Book Launch featuring creator Ben Marra
Wednesday, October 21st, 7pm-9pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
The Beguiling will be welcoming cartoonist Benjamin Marra as Toronto’s newest resident, with this special event celebrating the release of his newest work. TERROR ASSAULTER: ONE MAN WAR ON TERROR “brilliantly satirizes America’s obsession with justice and disinterest in consequences” in this new collected volume from Fantagraphics. Marra will be reading and presenting from his work, and the presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A and signing.
See you on October 21st at The Central!
Our thanks to Fantagraphics for helping to set up this event!
ABOUT TERROR ASSAULTER:
Cartoonist Benjamin Marra brilliantly satirizes America’s obsession with justice — and disinterest in consequences — via a highly stylized, hyper- masculine style that gushes with violence, sex, and international intrigue, battering down the boundaries between psychedelia, political commentary, and aggressive expressionism. Terror Assaulter must defeat Terror at all costs, as long as it leaves time for steamy dates with hot chicks. The man’s codename is O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror) and he is the world’s greatest protector, and a villain’s worst nightmare. This is a hilarious satire of American foreign policy over the last decade, neocon philosophy, the state of American masculinity and sexuality, and male power fantasy in escapist entertainment.