The Little Black Fish is now available digitally.

"The storytelling, the design, the art, letters, and color on Bizhan Khodabandeh's Little Black Fish all stood out to me immediately as something really worth spending time with. This is his first comic I am told. I am impressed. It is a beautiful story. Anyone with a love of comics would do well to pay attention."

-Farel Dalrymple
Author/artist of "Pop-Gun War", Artist of "Omega The Unknown"

The 50 page full color perfect bound book is available here. Sample pages can be found here.

This is a comic adaptation of a story by Iranian teacher and activist, Samad Behrangi.

To give you a short description of the story ... It is about a fish who unforgivably questions authority and is determined to learn through her own experiences. In the book, the little black fish embarks on a right of passage journey to find whether or not her friends' stories about the sea are true. During her travels, she is confronted by various animals who try to persuade her from continuing and some who threaten her very life. The story provides an important example of one's determination in seeking the truth.

Available digitally through these market places.

Soon available digitally for...

Still available in print.

$6.95 Perfect bound 50 page book.

For US and Canada

For everywhere else.


Work published in China's "New Graphic"

I participated in the exhibition "New Form" which was a laser cut design show expressing our vision of the new city environment. My work - along with many other designers - has been published in the reputable magazine "New Graphic" in China.


The Design Activist's Handbook

A spread of my project, "I Dream of a Richmond...", is in Noah Scalin and Michelle Taute's new book, The Design Activist's Handbook. There is a book signing at our local Richmond book store, Chop Suey Books, at the end of this month.  Be sure to also pick up a signed copy of my book, The Little Black Fish while you are there!


 "... this book is an a practical guide to making a living while living by your ethical principles. It’s based on [Noah Scalin's] own experience running a socially conscious design firm since 2001 and teaching Design Rebels: Socially Conscious Design in Theory and Practice since 2003 for the Graphic Design Department of Virginia Commonwealth University."

Saturday, October 27 6 – 8pm
Chop Suey Books
2913 W. Cary St.
in Carytown Richmond, VA


Pig Mammoth Update

Below are the next two images for Todd Matthews project "Uh, Oh. Here Come The Pig Mammoths. You can find out more info and support his kickstarter campaign here.

The Pig Mammoth Castle. I actually revised some of the perspective on the upper towers thanks to my wife's eagle eyes.

Major Dee spread of a "steam punk" milipede.

Major Dee detail