ABOUT BTTM FDRS
An Afrofuturist horror-comedy about gentrification, hip hop, and cultural appropriation.
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 named Darla and her image-obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far more seductive and sinister lurking behind the walls of their new home. Like a cross between Jordan Peele’s Get Out and John Carpenter’s The Thing, Daniels and Passmore’s BTTM FDRS (pronounced “bottomfeeders”) offers a vision of horror that is gross and gory in all the right ways. At turns funny, scary, and thought provoking, it unflinchingly confronts the monsters―both metaphoric and real―that are displacing cultures in urban neighborhoods today. Full-color illustrations throughout.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
EZRA CLAYTAN DANIELS is the author of Upgrade Soul and winner of the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
BEN PASSMORE is the author of Dayglo Ayhole and Your Black Friend, which was an Eisner nominee as well as a Dinky and Ignatz Award winner. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Fantagraphics; 1 edition (June 25, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1683962060
- ISBN-13: 978-1683962069
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1 x 6.3 inches