FIBD Angouleme, one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious comics festivals in the world, dropped Sodastream as their one of their 2016 sponsors.
This is a win for BDS, who has for two years in a row (2014 and 2015), petitioned the the organization to drop the Sodastream sponsorship.
Over 160 cartoonists have signed the petition over the year, including Ben Katchor, MacArthur “Genius” award winner Alison Bechdel (“Fun Home”), Sarah Glidden (“How to Understand Israel is 60 Days of Less”) and former Forward contributor Eli Valley.
Lior Zaltzman is the Forward’s Digital Fellow and a wearer of many hats. When she’s not tweeting from the Forward’s account, she’s creating illustrations, graphics and lists for the various Forward blogs. She can also make comics out of your bad dates in #OYDATE. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in cartooning. Lior Zaltzman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on twitter @liorca.