Flop Sweat #1

Birdcage Bottom Books
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"Flop Sweat #1" by Lance Ward

Flop Sweat is an ongoing serialization of Lance Ward’s autobiographical comics arranged chronologically. Previous self-published collections of these comics were featured in The Best American Comics. Ward’s life has been rife with pitfalls: abandonment, addiction, mental illness, sexual assault, arrest, attempted suicide, and even a death experience (not “near-death”, he was clinically deceased!). Yet, through it all he has somehow maintained a positivity about and loyalty to his art, even after crushing his drawing hand!

This first issue covers Ward’s preteen years including a devastating accident, his parents’ divorce and mom’s subsequent dive back into dating, bullying, shoplifting and more!

  • Read Rob Kirby's review in The Comics Journal here!
  • Read Ryan Carey's review in Four Color Apocalypse here!
  • Featured in Ryan Carey's "Top Ten Comics Series of 2021" in Four Color Apocalypse here!

Published by Birdcage Bottom Books

5.5” x 8.5”, 28 pages. $6
Full-color covers and interior. Saddle-stitched