Your Black Friend Now Animated
Ben Passmore‘s Ignatz Award-winning comic Your Black Friend (described as “a letter from your black friend to you about race, racism, friendship and alienation”) has now been animated, with narration by Passmore. It’s only three minutes, but it’s a powerful three minutes, so give it a watch.
Animation was done by Krystal Downs and Alex Krokus of Doggo Studios, who did a great job capturing the look and feel of the comic. Publisher Silver Sprocket will be releasing a hardcover collection of Passmore’s work in March 2018 titled Your Black Friend and Other Strangers.
[These comics] previously published by VICE, The Nib, and a variety of independent outlets… [cover] 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.