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"BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom" is an anthology collecting real stories of bottoming out from alcoholism, drug dependency, sex addiction, body dysmorphia, pornography addiction and more. These stories have been adapted into comics by a team of incredibly talented and diverse cartoonists Edited by J.T. Yost Contributors include: - Josh Bayer (title page) - Hale "BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom" is an anthology collecting real stories of bottoming out from alcoholism, drug dependency, sex addiction, body dysmorphia, pornography addiction and more. These stories have been adapted into comics by a team of incredibly talented and diverse cartoonists Edited by J.T. Yost Contributors include: - Josh Bayer (title page) - Haleigh Buck - Kevin Budnik - Josh Burggraf - Max Clotfelter - Peter S. Conrad - Nate Doyle - Rachel Dukes - Chad Essley - Mike Freiheit - Tatiana Gill - Danny Hellman (back cover) - Jordan Jeffries - Gideon Kendall - Victor Kerlow - Brendan Kiefer - Sara Lautman - Lizz Lunney - Daniel McCloskey - Chris Monday - Fred Noland - Adam Pasion - Ben Passmore (front cover) - Simon Petersen - Summer Pierre - John Porcellino - Gillian Rhodes - Matt Rota - Kevin Scalzo - Holly Simple - Karl Stevens - Michael Sweater - Meghan Turbitt - Noah Van Sciver - Elaine M. Will - Jess Worby - George Wylesol - Adam Yeater - J.T. Yost Published by Birdcage Bottom Books 6" x 9", 256 pages. $15 Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound


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"BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom" is an anthology collecting real stories of bottoming out from alcoholism, drug dependency, sex addiction, body dysmorphia, pornography addiction and more. These stories have been adapted into comics by a team of incredibly talented and diverse cartoonists Edited by J.T. Yost Contributors include: - Josh Bayer (title page) - Hale "BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom" is an anthology collecting real stories of bottoming out from alcoholism, drug dependency, sex addiction, body dysmorphia, pornography addiction and more. These stories have been adapted into comics by a team of incredibly talented and diverse cartoonists Edited by J.T. Yost Contributors include: - Josh Bayer (title page) - Haleigh Buck - Kevin Budnik - Josh Burggraf - Max Clotfelter - Peter S. Conrad - Nate Doyle - Rachel Dukes - Chad Essley - Mike Freiheit - Tatiana Gill - Danny Hellman (back cover) - Jordan Jeffries - Gideon Kendall - Victor Kerlow - Brendan Kiefer - Sara Lautman - Lizz Lunney - Daniel McCloskey - Chris Monday - Fred Noland - Adam Pasion - Ben Passmore (front cover) - Simon Petersen - Summer Pierre - John Porcellino - Gillian Rhodes - Matt Rota - Kevin Scalzo - Holly Simple - Karl Stevens - Michael Sweater - Meghan Turbitt - Noah Van Sciver - Elaine M. Will - Jess Worby - George Wylesol - Adam Yeater - J.T. Yost Published by Birdcage Bottom Books 6" x 9", 256 pages. $15 Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound

30 review for Bottoms Up! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom

  1. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Really enjoyed this anthology of true tales of addiction and the dark paths to which it often leads. There are plenty of harrowing tales of nihilistic self-destruction, others laced with hope and redemption, and, for balance, several that are more light-hearted and even downright funny. Some of my favorites include the robustly drawn "Shot Thru the Heart" and "Down the Hatch" by Editor J.T. Yost; John Porcellino's stark, single-page "Invisible Cat"; the always-charming Liz Lunney with "Bottoms U Really enjoyed this anthology of true tales of addiction and the dark paths to which it often leads. There are plenty of harrowing tales of nihilistic self-destruction, others laced with hope and redemption, and, for balance, several that are more light-hearted and even downright funny. Some of my favorites include the robustly drawn "Shot Thru the Heart" and "Down the Hatch" by Editor J.T. Yost; John Porcellino's stark, single-page "Invisible Cat"; the always-charming Liz Lunney with "Bottoms Up"; Jordan Jeffries' wryly funny "Sweaty Booze Husk"; the totally skeevy, disgusting "Flyin' Hawaiian Special" by Chris Monday (which boasts one of the most revolting pages of comic art I've ever seen - a compliment); the two stories drawn by Tatiana Gill (who has been on fire in the last year or so); "Mr. Asshole" by Kevin Scalzo; and of course Max Clotfelter's revealing opener, "The Big Chicken" (Max always brings his A-Game to anthologies like this - when is someone going to publish a collection of his work!?). Also really liked Victor Kerlow's stuff and the cover art by Ben Passmore. The weaker pieces generally feature ordinary-looking comic art, and in a couple pieces the text was so small it was hard to read. But overall this is a good, scary, entertaining collection of cautionary tales.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karl

    This anthology was very powerful. I am a sober man who has struggled with alcohol over the years and these stories of addiction were devastatingly emotional. Another word that comes to mind is "raw". There is no denying the brutal honesty of each of the writers. They have poured their heart and soul into each story. My experience with the book was stretched out over 3 days. It's not so much that it was 249 pages but it required multiple breaks. If I'm reading Tom Gauld or Kevin Czap I can read t This anthology was very powerful. I am a sober man who has struggled with alcohol over the years and these stories of addiction were devastatingly emotional. Another word that comes to mind is "raw". There is no denying the brutal honesty of each of the writers. They have poured their heart and soul into each story. My experience with the book was stretched out over 3 days. It's not so much that it was 249 pages but it required multiple breaks. If I'm reading Tom Gauld or Kevin Czap I can read the entire book in one sitting. This anthology required some reflection and a bit of rest after each session. As for the art, I was impressed with each contribution. Max Clotfelter ,Matt Rota, Gideon Kendall ( summoning 1970s Jack Davis of MAD), and John Porcellino were my favourite artists of the bunch.I also have a soft spot for Noah Van Sciver who is my favourite cartoonist at the moment but the other artists did a great job. The cover by Ben Passmore is a classic and I'm fortunate that a print of it was sent to the Kickstarter backers. Track this one down !

  3. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Garden

    Aaahhhhhhh this was SUCH a pleasure to finally get to read!! Addictive/compulsive behavior/substance abuse is the central prism through which all the light of my belief systems and world view are refracted, and in comics form!?? Please. This book was early Christmas thank you so much to all the contributors for sharing.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Paul Spence

    BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock Bottom! https://buff.ly/2vbX9Zk is a 256-page, perfect-bound, B&W with full-color covers, anthology written and illustrated by various artists. Edited by J.T. Yost and published by Birdcage Bottom Books. This massive comic is filled with personal stories of people at their lowest points in life, all thanks to various forms of addiction. Alcohol and drugs seem to weave a common thread through most of the stories, however pornography and sex, among a few other BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock Bottom! https://buff.ly/2vbX9Zk is a 256-page, perfect-bound, B&W with full-color covers, anthology written and illustrated by various artists. Edited by J.T. Yost and published by Birdcage Bottom Books. This massive comic is filled with personal stories of people at their lowest points in life, all thanks to various forms of addiction. Alcohol and drugs seem to weave a common thread through most of the stories, however pornography and sex, among a few other things, prove to be the bane of some of the contributors’ existence. Through each story the allure and excitement of the addict’s vice eventually leads them to self-loathing and the realization that they need to make changes in their life. Each story provides a unique perspective on addiction as seen through the eyes of the person that experienced it. Anxiety, paranoia, homelessness, and overdoses all rear their ugly head as the subject of the stories encounter rejection, betrayal, family issues, and much more. The comic ends with a simple message, “Get Help,” and goes on to provide a list of different places where help can be found. The anthology’s editor, J.T. Yost, writes up front that this is his attempt is to “humanize addiction” through the real stories as told by the actual addicts. As I read each story I can say J.T. certainly achieved that goal. This is by no means a feel good or funny comic, this is a slice of life that many people choose not to look at until it finds its way into their lives…and sadly that happens all too often. Contributors to BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock Bottom! include: Josh Bayer (title page); Haleigh Buck; Kevin Budnik; Josh Burggraf; Max Clotfelter; Peter S. Conrad; Nate Doyle; Rachel Dukes; Chad Essley; Mike Freiheit; Tatiana Gill; Danny Hellman (back cover); Jordan Jeffries; Gideon Kendall; Victor Kerlow; Brendan Kiefer; Sara Lautman; Lizz Lunney; Daniel McCloskey; Chris Monday; Fred Noland; Adam Pasion; Ben Passmore (front cover); Simon Petersen; Summer Pierre; John Porcellino; Gillian Rhodes; Matt Rota; Kevin Scalzo; Holly Simple; Karl Stevens; Michael Sweater; Meghan Turbitt; Noah Van Sciver; Elaine M. Will; Jess Worby; George Wylesol; Adam Yeater; and J.T. Yost.

  5. 4 out of 5

    J.T.

    It was a sometimes harrowing, but always rewarding, experience to compile this anthology. I was very impressed with all of the contributors, the writers for being so forthcoming with sometimes difficult stories, and the cartoonists for adapting the stories in such a varied and faithful manner. I hope that readers are both entertained and affected.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Karen Drastal

    Wow! This is a good read by most definitely not a light read! Gritty, emotional tales of hitting rock bottom that both inspires and breaks your heart at the same time. I had to read it in sections because it got too emotionally heavy to read all of the stories in one go. A fantastic anthology though I would highly recommend!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    Very slightly a mixed bag that leans toward the good side. Maybe it's just because I like booze and don't struggle with addiction or depression, but I got the impression from a handful of stories that they were less "rock bottom" and more "proud of being straight edge." I generally find these types of stories of addiction so engaging in the same way psychological horror is engaging, but when every so often I feel like it's being implied that drinking is "lesser" or like I should be straight edge Very slightly a mixed bag that leans toward the good side. Maybe it's just because I like booze and don't struggle with addiction or depression, but I got the impression from a handful of stories that they were less "rock bottom" and more "proud of being straight edge." I generally find these types of stories of addiction so engaging in the same way psychological horror is engaging, but when every so often I feel like it's being implied that drinking is "lesser" or like I should be straight edge, it takes away from that psychological, unsettling paranoia that these stories are so good at. It'd be impossible for me to take away from the stories that do work, though. As J.T. Yost describes, the anthology overall does a lot to humanize people who struggle with addiction. What the anthology does do very well is describe that while, yes everybody's story is their own, how quickly and uncontrollably a life can spiral. Stories of addiction really are so distressing but that only makes it that much more important to highlight the very real difficulties real people face.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Indriana Sugiharto

    Where do I start? I am so glad I found this book. Super raw, it brings you to a brutal side of what real life is. This book helped me go through a dark time, I think it’s safe to say I found this book at the right time & moment in my life. It makes me feel less alone & motivates me to keep my head up.

  9. 5 out of 5

    B

    Pretty great anthology. I hope that people that going through these things are in a better place after reading this.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Herrera

    I think I found my new favorite genre 😱

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    Amanda McManaman

  12. 4 out of 5

    Don Unger

  13. 4 out of 5

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    Guy Thomas

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tatiana

  18. 5 out of 5

    Grace Kelly

  19. 5 out of 5

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  20. 4 out of 5

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  21. 4 out of 5

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  22. 5 out of 5

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  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

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  29. 5 out of 5

    Ian

  30. 4 out of 5

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