This week we welcome two special guests–Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden of the Dirt Cheap podcast–to discuss one of their favorite recent graphic novels: BTTM FDRS, by Ezra Clayton Daniels and Ben Passmore. The book has been compared to Jordan Peele’s film Get Out, and features a many-tentacled monster that inhabits an apartment building in a gentrifying Chicago neighborhood.
Our guests help us do some panel analysis of the book, and we talk about the horror genre, and dividing line between effective allegory and allegories that feel heavy-handed. We also talk about their podcast, in which they are reading a very bizarre-sounding pulp novel called Murder in the Glass Room, about an L.A. private investigator who is very obsessed with furniture and elevators.
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