by Gideon Kendall

This illustration originally appeared in LAAB Magazine #2: Eat/ Shit, published by Beehive Books, 2021.


by Ezra Claytan Daniels

This comic originally appeared in LAAB Magazine #2: Eat/ Shit, published by Beehive Books, 2021.


by Paul Pope

This comic originally appeared in LAAB Magazine #2: Eat/ Shit, published by Beehive Books, 2021.


by Gyimah L. Gariba

This comic originally appeared in LAAB Magazine #4: This Was Your Life!, published by Beehive Books, 2019.


by James Romberger

Whoever would not understand me would not understand any better the roaring of a tiger.

-Aimé Césaire

Per Capita, acrylic, crayon, and graphite on canvas, 1981.

I never knew Jean-Michel Basquiat, although we were of the same time and place and had friends in common, but I recognized his abilities the moment I saw his work…


Coonskin, “The Story of OJ”, and the radical appropriation of the Nigger Aesthetic in cartooning.

by Ronald Wimberly

My earliest memories of the word “Nigger” — or “nigga” — are of it fluttering about cookouts or family functions. Some old uncle would say it, cigarette dancing metronomically on his lip. Back then, if “nigger” had an odor, it’d be Heineken and Salem menthols; its sound…


Race and political metaphor from Nat Turner to now.

by Elizabeth Young

Bride of Frankenstein, 1935. Universal Pictures. © Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Monster metaphors matter. They show what a culture demonizes and they provide a vocabulary for those who are marked as monstrous to resist. I have been tracking a particularly revealing and protean monster metaphor for some years. Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein offers no overt discussions of racial…

Beehive Books

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