Ultraviolent comic sketchbooks from the irreverent Benjamin Marra

Date
12 January 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

I come back to Benjamin Marra’s sketchbooks time and again when I feel like real life is just a little too drab. The witty and irreverent comics artist has an insatiable appetite for the surreal and absurd that never fails to get me tittering away like a cheeky schoolboy. Everything from the unusually-proportioned physiques of his protagonists to the bizarre headlines that run across his images serve to delight and entertain, whether that’s the catchily-named Fantomah Meets Madame Satan at a Lesbian Bar in Hell or the wild-eyed warrior LuLu Benedict: Angry Bitch, Vigilante Gangleader. He’s also drawn one of the finest portraits of Beyoncé I’ve ever laid eyes on. Long may his madness continue!

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Benjamin Marra: Sketchbook Portfolio

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Benjamin Marra: Sketchbook Portfolio

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Benjamin Marra: Sketchbook Portfolio

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Benjamin Marra: Sketchbook Portfolio

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Benjamin Marra: Sketchbook Portfolio

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Benjamin Marra: Sketchbook Portfolio

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Benjamin Marra: Sketchbook Portfolio

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About the Author

James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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