Hopefully the horrific fires in California won’t have much impact on this weekend COMIC ARTS LOS ANGELES Festival (CALA), to be held at HOMENETMEN ARARAT (ELEVATE FITNESS CENTER) at 5000 Delores St. in Atwater Village.

CALA is probably the one show I’ve never been to that I most desire to attend, mixing the vibrant animation scene of LA with the growing indie comics movement. The programming looks outstanding,  the guest list includes Michael DeForge, but really a pageant of young, amazing cartoonists, with Maia Kobabe, Hellen Jo, Sophia Foster Dimino and many many more. Fires be damned, I wish I could go.

I want to draw your attention to one project that will debut at the show: BTTMFDRS written by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) with art by Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend.)


Yooo announcing the BRAND NEW #graphicnovel by #ignatz award winning artist Ben Passmore and #dwaynemcduffie award winning writer ME! We literally just put the finishing touches on this full-color 145-page book a few weeks ago and printed up a SUPER SHORT-RUN SNEAK PEAK EDITION just for @comicartsla this weekend!! This’ll probably be your ONLY chance to pick it up for a REALLY long time! We’re describing this book as “Black ‘


I’ve had a look at this and yo, whatever lucky publisher picks this up is going to be raking in the awards and kudos.



There’s a pre show release party tonight and other shoulder events and…next year CALA I AM COMING!