The Bottoms

Cover Art  •  Illustration  •  Print


Set in 1940s Kansas City, the Bottoms is a graphic novel that follows a powerful crime family and the police officers involved in bringing down their corrupt pursuits.

When starting this project, I knew I wanted to design a graphic that portrays the story’s key themes of loss, injustice, and loneliness. As much of the story takes place in alleyways throughout Kansas City, I decided to use the alleyway as a way to articulate these key themes while also alluding to the title of the novel. In order to give a sense of the time period, I designed the title graphic based off of 1940s comic book designs.