Arriving in July 2020 is The Down River People, a new graphic novel from Adam Smith and Matt Fox. The Down River Peopel tells the story about a man attempting to navigate the waters of his family’s criminal ties.
Myers Carpenter is a bootlegger who just inherited his family’s bar, The Flatbed. Unsure of whether or not he even wants to keep the famous speakeasy, Myers is forced to find a new booze supplier when he burns his bridges at his long-time source in Mississippi. The only option he can turn to is his estranged mother—a woman he hasn’t seen since he was a young boy—now running a fishing lodge for the wealthy; and a half sister he knew nothing about. As Myers becomes more entangled in the lives of his newfound family, he begins to learn the secrets of the lodge and the dark cult thriving just under the surface of wealth and opulence.
“THE DOWN RIVER PEOPLE is a book that’s hard to compartmentalize: it’s steeped in the horror and thriller genres while still being the most personal book I’ve written so far. It’s a story about coming to terms with who you are and what you’re afraid you could be.” said writer Adam Smith in a press release from BOOM! Studios. “I couldn’t have a better partner in tackling those themes and ideas than Matt Fox and I’m elated to see the book we’ve made together out in the wild.”
Print copies arrive in July 2020!