What strikes me right off the bat looking at this series by Maroto is the design of each of the images. How the forms and forces are interacting with each other. It's very strange and unique. The paint application could be traced back to to the typical sources: Frazetta and then further to other masters of Art History. The color palettes are strong and make sense within color theory. But the way the images are composed and the subjects are balanced across the canvas is very unusual. Each one is distinct. The only pattern is that they're all very unorthodox. I wonder if this was intentional or if this is just what's logical only to Maroto.

Benjamin Marra is the creator, writer, and artist of the comics NIGHT BUSINESS, AMERICAN BLOOD, and TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror), all published by Fantagraphics. Acclaimed writer Grant Morrison chose Marra as a collaborator on the first issue of the relaunched HEAVY METAL Magazine. Marra had two serialized webcomic series appear on adultswim.com. His most recent book is JESUSFREAK, written by Joe Casey and published by Image Comics. In 2016, he was named one of the Art Directors Club's Young Guns. He illustrated the cover of American Illustration 35. In 2017, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album art of Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmare, a collection of obscure 1970s post-Age-of-Aquarius Heavy Metal.