On The Shelf: @BlackMaskStudio Preview of THE DREGS By @ZacBeThompson


THE DREGS, a 4-issue smart and unique horror comic book mini-series written by new voices Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson with evocative artwork by Eric Zawadzki (Last Born) and Dee Cunniffe (X’ed).

THE DREGS is a crime noir murder-mystery that takes place among the homeless in Vancouver during a period of gentrification, but in this sordid tale the gentrification is manifested as an upscale restaurant abducting homeless people to serve as a culinary feast for the most elite of foodies. It plays as a gripping horror mystery and also as an urgent metaphor, like a modern Sweeney Todd with a noir spin.

Zac, Lonnie, Eric, and Dee’s storytelling mixes well-wrought mystery, paranoia, and the madness of an unreliable narrator with a sharp, street-level message.

The Dregs is centered around a gentrified city. Its homeless population restricted to six square blocks called The Dregs. When people start disappearing, a drug addled homeless man obsessed with detective fiction becomes addicted to solving the mystery. Equal parts Raymond Chandler and Don Quixote set in a thriving metropolis that literally cannibalizes the poor, The Dregs is the first homeless meta noir ever made.

THE DREGS #1 Written by: Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler with Art by: Eric Zawadzki and Colored by: Dee Cunniffe will be ON THE SHELF January 25th.
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