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BTTM FDRS

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This Afrofuturist graphic novel explores gentrification and cultural appropriation with a clever blend of horror and humor.

Once a thriving working-class neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, the “Bottomyards” is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer and her image-obsessed BFF descend upon the hood in search of cheap rent, they discover something far more seductive... and deadly.

Gentrification and body horror collide in this brutal satire from the award-winning creators of Upgrade Soul and Your Black Friend.

"I fell in love with this comic right about page one, and then just kept falling. Gentrification horror at its finest." — Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling

Pages:
300
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
7" x 6"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-206-9
Year:
2019

This Afrofuturist graphic novel explores gentrification and cultural appropriation with a clever blend of horror and humor.

Once a thriving working-class neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, the “Bottomyards” is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer and her image-obsessed BFF descend upon the hood in search of cheap rent, they discover something far more seductive... and deadly.

Gentrification and body horror collide in this brutal satire from the award-winning creators of Upgrade Soul and Your Black Friend.

"I fell in love with this comic right about page one, and then just kept falling. Gentrification horror at its finest." — Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling

Press Highlights:

"Passmore and Claytan Daniels teaming up is a dream combination." — Nerdist

"A creative collaboration between two indie comics stars, this new graphic novel offers an inspired and comic literary response to the destructive impact of gentrification and racial displacement in blighted urban neighborhoods." — Publishers Weekly "Best Summer Reads 2019"

"The brightly hued, visually compelling panels provide an electrifying feel to each page." — Chicago Reader

"BTTM FDRS drags up our culture's biggest, ugliest globs of unconscious sewage and spreads it across a white page for us to see and acknowledge." — PopMatters

"Daniels and Passmore make horror feel vital again." — Broken Frontier

"Passmore composes some very striking images, and a high-intensity color palette adds an extra pop to the linework." — The A.V. Club

"A coy, gruesome satire of gentrification." — Hyperallergic

"Full of gross body horror and insightful reflections on race and class, there’s a lot to unpack in this graphic novel." — Comicon

"BTTM FDRS is a horror comic, an amplification of new voices, a meditation on trends in urbanization, a Goonies-type adventure, a look at female and cross-racial friendship, a beautiful visual examination of lumpiness and more, all moderated by a skeptical sense of humor." — Paste

"The story in BTTM FDRS comes to life via Passmore’s energetically squiggly linework, weighted down by ominous inks and throbbing through a neon palette that lurches from lurid to chic and back." — Gizmodo

"At turns funny, scary, and thought provoking, BTTM FDRS is a uniquely striking graphic novel that offers a vision of horror that is gross and gory in all the right ways." — Midwest Book Review

"Brilliant, striking, unique, compelling, and just a damn good read, BTTM FDRS is a triumph." — San Francisco Book Review

Read interviews with the creators of BTTM FDRS at NPR Books, Paste, and Gizmodo

   

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