There are few people who produce work as powerful as Ben. His stories are raw, violent, action packed, and sometimes a bit crazy, but they all have this energy that keeps you engaged and wanting more.
I’m so excited to bring you this interview with Ben, after reading his book Terror Assaulter O.M.W.A.T. I was really curious about how he curated his taste in art and story. But, what surprised me was just how insightful and purposeful Benjamin is.
During our conversation he talks all about his development as an artist, how he had an undying hunger to learn, and how he was CERTAIN at a young age, that art was the thing he wanted to pursue.
It’s an amazing conversation and full of insight, so grab a notebook and get ready to jot down some value bombs.
If you have trouble finding your work ethic and you want to know how you can become more focused on your projects, get excited for Episode 080 to learn what worked for Benjamin Marra!
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What you will learn
- The secret to work ethic
- Finding your focus
- Making your work fun
- Drawing without a safety net
- Importance of education
- The hunger to create
- Personal habit | Work is the priority
- Book and Comic recommendation | Getting Things Done, Krazy Kat, Love and Rockets
- What would Ben say to himself | Work harder
Closing Piece of Advice
Don’t give up, ignore that voice, ignore that person, just don’t give up.
Links and Resources
- Traditional Comics
- School of Visual Arts
- Visual Narrative
- Benjamin’s Website
- Terror Assaulter – O.M.W.A.T.
- Getting Things Done – David Allen
- Dick Tracy
- Love and Rockets
- Krazy Kat
- Phillip Guston
- Leon Sadler
- Daniel Johnston
- Gary Panter
- Johnny Ryan
Connect with Ben
Thanks For Listening
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