"Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror)" page #1
ink on bristol board
17" x 11"
Ben Marra is an American illustrator and comic book artist. His work has been mostly self-published in his own imprint: Traditional Comics. This is a working ink drawing for page one of his self published Comic "Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War on Terror)" in which he renders the main character, who goes only by his code name O.M.W.O.T., surrounded by his common activities; hanging out with babes, meeting contacts, fighting people and looking sharp. He is the Overlord of this “no holds barred” male fantasy world, simply stated. We then come to understand the complex state of current affairs as bottled into the guise of one masculine superhero, making good versus evil a conveniently packaged narrative as acted out through a singular persona. With a drawing style that is reminiscent of pinball machine graphic illustration, his touch is sharp, primitive and of high contrast, giving the male power fantasy message a nicely over-simplified delivery as escapist entertainment.