Facebook has often been criticized for what some consider to be confusing community standards, guidelines, and the manner in which these standards are applied. Video depictions of breastfeeding were banned, a policy Facebook has since reversed, while videos depicting bullying and harassment remain an ongoing and painful problem. Questions were raised yet again on Friday, January 26, […]
Ben Passmore‘s critically acclaimed Your Black Friend won an Ignatz award, a Dinky Award and a Broken Frontier Award andwas nominated for an Eisner Award. It continues to be a powerful starting point for the conversations we need to have about race in America. And now it’s been turned into a 3-minute animation courtesy of Silver Sprocket and Doggo […]
Silver Sprocket is an SF-based indie comics publisher with a growing presence. In addition to putting out comics–most notably the Ignatz winning Eisner Nominated Your Black FRiend by Ben Passmore – they also put out records, put out webcomics and run a storefront on Haight Street “until their they find a real tenant.” They’re self […]
CALA is coming to LA this weekend, and you’ll want to check out the limited edition of a new graphic novel by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore.
This was an SPX unlike any previous SPX, as the tumult of the outside world has reached even Camp Comics. But the welcoming spirit of unity and creativity was still there, and strang as ever.
You’re probably sick and tired of the disturbing news that the US has been embroiled in for the last week. But in case you aren’t – or are, like The Beat, just glued to the Internet and TV with your eyelids propped up, here are some comics about recent events and background. All the way […]
Zainab Ahtar Short Box project has delivered its second collection, and it’s another strong outing.
§ Webcomic of the day: “Your lack Friend” by Ben Passmore. Just read it. It’s an excerpt of a longer work that will be sold at MICE in Boston, Ripexpo in Providence and NOCAZ Fest in New Orleans, and available online from .Radiator Comics. § This kept coming into my inbox: a Spidey Zine […]
by Benjamin Rogers — Once again the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo was a huge success. CAKE 2014 featured over 120 exhibitors and drew 2,200 attendees over the course of the weekend, a ten percent increase from last year’s show. Conference organizer Neil Brideau said that CAKE was excited to continue increasing its scope, noting that “this was the first year we’ve had a large international presence.” He highlighted some artists who travelled a long way to attend the show such as Inés Estrada of Mexico, and Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson of the UK.