Sports Is Hell (Paperback)

-Passmore’s comics are infused with his interest in anarchism and punk politics. They are mediations on the issues of the day filtered through a punchy, pop art cartooning style and genre tropes. -A mixture of Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man, William Klein’s Mr. Freedom and anarcho-punk philosophy. A biting satire of our current climate with analogues of Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter, neo-liberalism, far-movements, and more mixed into this mediation on a melange of methodologies and approaches to navigating the current state of affairs. -His political cartoons in The Nib and his comics Your Black Friend and Daygloayhole have demonstrated his uncanny ability to present radical politics in genre that don’t feel patronising or twee, but retain the bite of the concepts he presents without being pedantic. -Passmore’s comics are tapping into the mindset of readers young and old who feel disenfranchised and broken down by the state of the world. He is a rising star as demonstrated by the success of 2016’s Your Black Friend, which won an Ignatz Award, was nominated for an Eisner, was on NPR’s list of 100 favourite comics and graphic novels of 2017, and was turned into an animated film. He is collaborating with Upgrade Soul cartoonist Ezra Claytan Daniels on the eagerly awaited BTTM FDRS in 2019 from Fantagraphics, further cementing that 2019 will be a big year for the young cartoonist.

Ben Passmore

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-Passmore’s comics are infused with his interest in anarchism and punk politics. They are mediations on the issues of the day filtered through a punchy, pop art cartooning style and genre tropes. -A mixture of Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man, William Klein’s Mr. Freedom and anarcho-punk philosophy. A biting satire of our current climate with analogues of Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter, neo-liberalism, far-movements, and more mixed into this mediation on a melange of methodologies and approaches to navigating the current state of affairs. -His political cartoons in The Nib and his comics Your Black Friend and Daygloayhole have demonstrated his uncanny ability to present radical politics in genre that don’t feel patronising or twee, but retain the bite of the concepts he presents without being pedantic. -Passmore’s comics are tapping into the mindset of readers young and old who feel disenfranchised and broken down by the state of the world. He is a rising star as demonstrated by the success of 2016’s Your Black Friend, which won an Ignatz Award, was nominated for an Eisner, was on NPR’s list of 100 favourite comics and graphic novels of 2017, and was turned into an animated film. He is collaborating with Upgrade Soul cartoonist Ezra Claytan Daniels on the eagerly awaited BTTM FDRS in 2019 from Fantagraphics, further cementing that 2019 will be a big year for the young cartoonist.