"Flop Sweat #4" 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 fourth issue finds Ward struggling (and failing) to remember an entire year of his life after waking up in yet another psychiatric hospital.
- 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