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Bishakh Som

This poster was created in November 2015, as part of the Trans Day of Resilience Art Project. It was made by Bishakh Som in collaboration with Buried Seedz of Resistance in Colorado.

Bishakh Som is an artist, illustrator, and architect from Brooklyn, NY. Bishakh’s comics work has appeared in The Graphic Canon, The Brooklyn Rail, Specs Journal, and most recently in the Eisner award-winning Winsor McCay tribute book, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. They received a Xeric grant in 2003 for their solo comic book Angel and illustrated The Prefab Bathroom: An Architectural History, published by McFarland Press in 2015. Bishakh’s work has been shown at Rhode Island College, Grady Alexis Gallery (Manhattan), Issyra Gallery (Hoboken), and in solo shows at ArtLexis Gallery and Jaya Yoga Center in Brooklyn.

Trans Day of Resilience Art Project uses art and activism to celebrate trans people of color in their lives and leadership, not just in death. It is supported by Strong Families. Learn more at

This print is one of a set of eight posters created for the 2015 Trans Day of Resilience Art Project. The complete set is available here. The seven other posters included in the project are listed by artist: Micah Bazant, Wriply Marie Bennet, Adelina Cruz, Ebin Lee, Mojuicy, Ethan X. Parker, Bishakh Som, and Rommy Torrico.