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Nobrow Press’ March Book Club features Ben Passmore’s pigskin parable Sports Is Hell.
“Passmore’s art and storytelling style have a raucous, goofy, manic, punk energy to them; anyone who’s interested in the racial politics of sports in a post-Colin Kaepernick era should pick this up.” — Jacob Shapiro, Nobrow Press
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Aquarium Drunkard surveys the lysergic literary oeuvre of Jesse Jacobs.
“Probably, each of Jesse Jacobs’s five creations are comic books, though their standalone natures (and hifalutin levels of creativity) suggest they might be called “graphic novellas” or some such. Whatever their genre or format, each is a standalone bit of delicious storytelling that takes–for this reader, anyway–roughly the length of an album to intake, at least for the first time…Passing by with the effortless ease of self-contained storytelling in any medium, there’s plenty to return to later in all of them.” — Jesse Jarnow, Aquarium Drunkard, 6 March 2020
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Tony Wei Ling’s Guttermouth covers Ben Passmore’s “half horror comedy, half medieval morality play” Sports Is Hell.
“Ben Passmore’s 2020 release through Koyama Press addresses the chaotic place where sports, capitalism, and anti-blackness meet.” — Tony Wei Ling, Guttermouth
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The Comics Beat reviews Ben Passmore’s “exceptional” Sports Is Hell.
“[Passmore] uses America’s obsession with football to explore themes of racism, resistance, white supremacy, allyship, identity, and alienation to do this, and he manages to do it in just sixty pages, which is a phenomenal feat to accomplish.” — Philippe LeBlanc, The Comics Beat
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SOLRAD reviews Ben Passmore’s fierce farce of Friday night lights, Sports Is Hell.
“Sports Is Hell is a distorted funhouse-mirror look at contemporary American socio-political and cultural divisions that uses the hyper-violent capitalist spectacle that is the Super Bowl as both a metaphorical and literal case study of, essentially, every damn thing that’s wrong with our body politic today.” — Ryan Carey, SOLRAD
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