The release date for Ben Passmore‘s eagerly anticipated Your Black Friend and Other Strangers hardcover collection has been pushed back to May 1st, 2018.

The book has been expanded to 120 full-color pages of Passmore’s best satire, commentary, humor, science fiction, and wit.

This past month we saw the title story’s animated film get banned (then un-banned) by Facebook, going viral with over one million views, and 100,000 more on YouTube as Upworthy’s most shared story.

Ben Passmore will be a featured guest at this year’s Small Press Expo and Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo, with additional appearances at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, MoCCA Arts Festival, and more to be announced.

Your Black Friend animated short film on YouTube:

In Your Black Friend and Other Strangers, Ben 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 title comic earned Passmore a much deserved Eisner nomination, Ignatz Award for “Outstanding Comic”, and a coveted spot on NPR’s 100 Favorite Graphic Novels list.

The comics in this 120-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.

ISBN: 978-1-945509-20-9 | Diamond: STL070802 | Direct: Silver Sprocket mail-order