Join award-winning creators Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul ) and Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend) for a discussion of their new Afro-futurist graphic novel, BTTM FDRS. Once a thriving working-class Chicago neighborhood, the “Bottomyards” is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer and friend descend upon the hood in search of cheap rent, they discover something far more sinister. Gentrification, body horror and biting social satire combine for a thought-provoking read.
Ezra Claytan Daniels is a writer and illustrator based in Los Angeles, CA. His critically acclaimed graphic novels include The Changers and Upgrade Soul. His work ranges from comics to video games to animation to feature documentaries.
Ben Passmore is the author of the ongoing comic book series Daygloayhole, as well as the Eisner Award-nominated and Ignatz Award-winning comic collection Your Black Friend. He lives in Philadelphia.