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|Born||Brian Alexander Ferrara
September 23, 1978
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Brian Ferrara is a Creative Director and one of the founders of the game development company 21st Street Games in Manhattan, New York. He founded comic publishing company Terminal Press in 2001 and served as Creative Director and partner for Multimedia Design company, Elite Gudz.
Brian has written and published original comics such as Silent Assassin and Crowpsey, as well as comics based on Seen's Spraycan Monsters and Phony-Baloney, The SuperFun Company's Toxic Teddies, Arrow Productions Debbie Does Dallas and Nuclear Blast artists Dimmu Borgir. Brian wrote the premiere issue of Concrete Immortalz for Elite Gudz, which debuted at the Big Apple Comic Convention in October 2009. The Comic featured classic graffiti artists such as Cope2, T-KID, SKUF, INDIE184, EWOK, BAN2, Phetus, KET and CAP ONE. Brian contributed soundtrack music to the Dreamcast games, Feet of Fury and 3D Invaders under the alias CHOJIN in 2003.
Early reviews of Ferrara's first book, "Silent Assassin: Understanding Trauma" helped establish its cult status. Says Randy Lander of The 4th Rail, "Once everyone started talking... I saw that I had Silent Assassin all wrong. This is not a fun action comic, but a very dark exploration of human brutality wrapped in science-fiction trappings.". Other critics were far more disturbed and angered by the book, actually producing more interest and a larger fan base for the underground title. J.M. Johnston of Comic World News stated, "I thought the assholes from Columbine were dead? They are apparently alive and well and putting out this miserable @#!$*&? rag... If you see it on someone's resume grab your pepper spray." For the most part though, the controversial book was well received, producing other reviews stating "Silent Assassin left me wanting more... I have so many questions that need answering but I guess that will have to wait for the next edition. I await it with trepidation. Reading this comic is like driving past an accident, you know you shouldn’t look, you know that what you will see will not be nice but you somehow can’t help yourself, you need to look and so you do. In a Word: Chilling."
In an interview with comic book website Project Fanboy, Ferrara spoke of his artistic reinterpretation of the classic adult film Debbie Does Dallas, assuring readers that the title is not a comic book format of the adult movie, with the only real similarities between the two being that "Debbie is still a hot blond cheerleader".
In the same interview, Ferrara says he was inspired to get into the comic book industry by such titles as Heavy Metal, Mad, Wolverine and Punisher from Marvel, Lobo and Batman from DC, Evil Ernie, The Crow, The Tick, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- Techno Kitten Adventure (2011), 21st Street Games
- Nyan Cat Adventure (2011), 21st Street Games
- The Tossing Dead (2012), 21st Street Games
- Death Goat (2013), Nocturnal Studio
- Graffiti Spray Can (2010), Elite Gudz
- Graffiti Wallpapers HD (2010), Elite Gudz
- Goons & Bots Home Run Derby (2011), Elite Gudz
- Goons & Bots Alarm Clock (2010), Elite Gudz
- Spray Face (2010), Elite Gudz
- Photo Shuffle Cubes (2010), Elite Gudz
- Maxim Champagne Popper (2010), Elite Gudz
- OCD Light Switch (2010), Elite Gudz
- OCD Door Lock (2010), Elite Gudz
- OCD Door Bell (2010), Elite Gudz
- Terminal Press Presents #0 (2003)
- Silent Assassin: Understanding Trauma (2004)
- Crowpsey / Rufus & Cleveland (2005)
- Toxic Teddies (2005)
- Phony-Baloney (2006)
- Spraycan Monsters (2007)
- Silent Assassin: 506 (2007)
- Debbie Does Dallas (2008)
- Candy Stripers (2008)
- Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress (2009)
- "W21, 21ST STREET GAMES, TWENTY FIRST STREET GAMES - About".
- "Terminal Press, LLC".
- Noble, Barnes &. "Crowpsey / Rufus and Cleveland".
- 2009, Hip-Hop Wired Oct 16; This, 5:38pm Share This Tweet This Email (16 October 2009). "Naughty By Nature To Rock "Concrete Immortalz" Comic Book Release".
- "Feet of Fury (Dreamcast)".
- The 4th Rail Snap Judgements Archived April 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- Comic World News Review Archived May 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Comics Bulletin Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Brian Ferrara Interview!".
- AOL. "Games on AOL.com: Free online games, chat with others in real-time and consume trending content.".
- "Review: The Tossing Dead by 21st Street Games".
- Jason (28 March 2013). "The Death Goat rocks out on Xbox Live Indie Games".
- "#1 Graffiti Spray Can App adds Sketchbook, Artist Packs".