Ben Passmore ó 2 Read45 stars What wild and wonderful comics are contained in this collection The artistry is beyond And the messages are so important A graphic essay collection a mixed bag Some like the title essay are truly brilliant some are good some are ok a few are just confusing Get it for the title essay pick choose around the est Omg what a frikn bonanza pls ead this gorgeous explosive hunk of a book immediately A mixed bag The title story is pretty amazing and when the author stays on politics and acial issues the other stories are pretty decent and thought provoking But then some eal crap fantasyweirdo stories are shoehorned in and the whole
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No I M Not Referring To TheI m not eferring to the use of dialect in the word balloons This has a lot of food for thought Activism is a big part of the book a collection of graphic short storiesI never uestioned Black Lives Matter but he does have a point about what a different statement that is compared to Black Power That story. Your Black Friend and Other Strangers is a collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Pass including the Eisner Award nominated and Ignatz Award is a collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Pass including the Eisner Award nominated and Ignatz Award Your Black Friend named one of NPR's 100 favorite comics of all time in 2017 Pass masterfully. Especially Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris really got me thinking about methods of activism We need aevolution and must be willing to take bold steps I am not assigning star atings in 2019 as a personal experimentThis collection definitely started out strong for me and then didn t end as strongly However I also acknowledge some of the stories went over my head and I probably just didn t understand them The art was not uite my personal style which probably didn t help but the dialogue and content was great There is so much good content in this although you may have to swim through mass amounts of erotically confusing art to get to it I took pictures while eading this since I found myself needing three or four eads to understand something I m
a abid Ben Pass fan so I ve seen most of therabid Ben Pass fan so I ve seen most of the material although almost everything contained in this collection has been colorized but I love having it all in one place For me the most powerful pieces are those done for The Nib and of course the titular comic A theme unning throughout is that the world is a deeply Flawed Place Courtesy Of. place courtesy of. comics about ace gentrification the prison system online dating gross punks bad street
art kung fukung fu Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution references beating up God and lots of other grown up stuff withefreshing doses of humor and lived elatability The comics in this 112 page colle. Its deeply flawed inhabitants but it is surprisingly not a bleak book Pass is able to weave humor throughout but it doesn t undercut the sometimes uncomfortable truths that for instance maybe peaceful marches and theatric protests are not enough to cause eal change I should also mention that the drawing is what initially drew me to Pass s comics Much like Liz Suburbia s current output it s full of active ubbery cartoony characters drawn in an incredibly compelling style with a
uniue pink purple heavy color palette Actual ating 35 starsI preferredpink purple heavy color palette Actual ating 35 starsI preferred educational comics in this collection to the story based ones I particularly enjoyed the titular story Your Black Friend as well as the piece about the softening of the Black Lives Matter messaging The fictional comics were interesting as well and I loved the art in them but the actual story lines were a little too experimental for my taste I don t know if I enjoyed the grotesue art or not but I can definitely see its merit An inconsistent collection of short comic essays but when it is good it is very very goo. Ction include works
previously published by The Nib VICE and the As You Were anthology along with brand new and unreleased material Thesepublished by The Nib VICE and the As You Were anthology along with brand new and unreleased material These are essential humorous and accessible told through Pass's surreal lens in the vibrant full color hues of New Orleans.