Your Black Friend

UPC: 9781945509209
Author: Ben Passmore
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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket (April 15, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1945509201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1945509209
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches

Your Black Friend and Other Strangers is a collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Passmore, including the Eisner Award nominated and Ignatz Award-winning "Your Black Friend," named one of NPR's 100 favorite comics of all time in 2017.

Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humor and lived relatability. The comics in this 112-page collection include works previously published by The Nib, VICE, and the As You Were anthology, along with brand new and unreleased material.

These comics are essential, humorous, and accessible, told through Passmore's surreal lens in the vibrant full-color hues of New Orleans.


"Beneath its sardonic tone lies a truth that is urgent, sincere and deeply affecting." -- NPR Books; 100 favorite comics & graphic novels, 2017

"It's entertaining and comical and heartbreaking, everything an eye-opening experience should be." -- Comics Bulletin

"Required reading for white people, especially if we hope to be useful allies and decent friends." -- Women Write About Comics

About the Author

Ben Passmore lives on the island of New Orleans. His comics have appeared in The Nib, VICE, As You Were, and even the pages of Adventure Time, addressing topics such as race, crime, monsters, anarchism, sexual dysfunction, police brutality, art theory, and his feelings. Previous publications include DAYGLOAYHOLE, Goodbye, and Your Black Friend.