Embargo: Noon PST on Tuesday 3/1/2016
“Ben Passmore‘s Goodbye feels like a Freudian nightmare wrapped in a shaggy dog joke but the punchline is deadly.” – Sophie Goldstein
“If Mobius were a scholarly anarcho-nihilist, you might get Ben Passmore.” – Avi Ehrlich
The comic Goodbye by Ben Passmore is comprised of three vignettes: A myth about polyamory, a parable about real punks, and an argument for aging gracefully or killing yourself.
Read the first 20 pages online now for free.
The book premiered March 6th from the Silver Sprocket booth at both STAPLE in Austin, TX, and the LA Zine Fest, and is available for online mail-order.
As Boyz II Men sang, “it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.”
It’s hard to say goodbye to love, to friends, to ourselves. Our identity is a myth we make. We were early at a party, early enough to miss all those pretentious kids that knew about Catharsis before you. You had a long hard day making protest fliers with all the A’s circled and you just want to makeout with the new punks and practice reciting early Amiri Baraka with the only other black punk there.
Okay, maybe this is just my myth…In time we have to say goodbye to all the truths we were convinced of so that we can acclimate to the ever changing world. You can get a credit card with an Anarchy symbol on it now, weird right? Our End is neigh but maybe it’s not such a big deal? Maybe there’s a sunshine after the rain.
This might be politics or a love letter.
- Color cover, 88 b&w inside pages; 4″ x 5.5″ softcover
- Preview the first 20 (of 88) pages, online Tues March 1st
- Premieres March 6th from the Silver Sprocket booth at both STAPLE in Austin, TX, and the LA Zine Fest
- Retail distribution to indie-friendly comic and zine shops by Last Gasp, Birdcage Bottom Books, Radiator Comics, Spit and a Half
- Available now for pre-order from Silver Sprocket
Ben Passmore is a comic artist from the island of New Orleans. He is also creator of the Daygloayhole series, a psychedelic post-apocalyptic adventure about misanthropy, old punks, gentrification, TV faced monsters, anarchism, art theory, and lame literary references.
His work has appeared in things like Antigravity Magazine, Digital Webbing, Menu, Corofilia, Bad Karma, As You Were, Vice, Felony, and the Raging Pelican. Follow Ben’s work on Tumblr, Patreon, his website, and additional merch from Silver Sprocket.