Keiler Roberts on I’LL FOLLOW YOU

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 in Blog

The podcast I’ll Follow You sits down with Rat Time cartoonist Keiler Roberts. Listen to the whole thing here!

Ben Passmore on Make It Then Tell Everybody

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 in Blog

The podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody interviews Ben Passmore. He and host Dan Berry discuss his new book Sports Is Hell, “punk, drawing, what you don’t see, being sued and fixing cars.” Listen to it all here!

SPORTS IS HELL on Nobrow’s Book Club

Posted on Mar 11, 2020 in Blog

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

Check out all of this month’s picks here!

Aquarium Drunkard Survey’s Jesse Jacobs

Posted on Mar 9, 2020 in Blog

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

Check out the entire overview here!
https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2020/03/06/blanks-and-postage-the-21st-century-cosmicomics-of-jesse-jacobs/

SPORTS IS HELL Reviewed

Posted on Mar 5, 2020 in Blog

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

Read all about it right here!

Michael DeForge Interviewed

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Blog

The Speech Bubble podcast interviews Michael DeForge and he discusses working with us and his latest KP book Stunt. Listen here!

SPORTS IS HELL Reviewed by The Comics Beat

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Blog

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

Read the entire review here!

SOLRAD Reviews SPORTS IS HELL

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Blog

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

 Read the whole review here.

Annie Koyama Interviewed by Money Moves

Posted on Feb 26, 2020 in Blog

Hannah Sung interviews Koyama Press magnate Annie Koyama on her podcast Money Moves. Listen here!