Baaaad Muthaz
Baaaad Muthaz

Baaaad Muthaz

Illustrated by David Brame, By Bill Campbell, By Damian Duffy

Baaaad Muthaz


140 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781732638815

Price: $14.95


A raunchy, fun Afrofuturistic adventure with amazing art and a bizarre plot

These women are truly baaaad. They're rough. They're ready. They're space pirates. They're a James Brown cover band. They are the BAAAAAD MUTHAZ. Follow Afro Desia, Cali Vera, Alley Bastard, Candy Ass, Katana Jade, and Snake on their madcap cosmic adventures as they funk up the galaxy in search of the almighty booty!


"It's a booty-licious throwback, stuffed with references that will likely go over the heads of anyone who wasn't immersed in black subculture during the Nixon-through-Reagan years. Much of the minimalist artwork evokes the look of psychedelic black light posters and album cover art of the post-hippie era, and is as funky as the music and movies from which it draws inspiration. Campbell and company's retro groove is perfect for those who appreciate trippy exuberance." —Publishers Weekly

"They're Afro Desia, Cali Vera, Alley Bastard, Candy Ass, and Katana Jade: "The all-female space pirates who double as a James Brown revival band!" exclaims Pamela, an alligator-like pwanta seeking music to mate by. Transporting a priceless cargo of Karvigjian sperm, the Muthaz come up against rival Captain Sky, mandrill guerillas, an antlered Prince-look-alike—and the pwantas. The Afrofunk characters and gonzo plot draw on retro-Blaxploitation clichés for messy, exuberant fun bursting with puns and in-jokes." —Martha Cornog, Library Journal

Author Biography

Bill Campbell is the author of Sunshine Patriots, My Booty Novel, Pop Culture: Politics, Puns, "Poohbutt" from a Liberal Stay-at-Home Dad, and Koontown Killing Kaper. He co-edited the groundbreaking anthology, Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond in addition to Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, APB: Artists against Police Brutality, and Future Fiction. He's also edited the two-volume international science fiction anthology, Sunspot Jungle. Damian Duffy is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, curator, lecturer, teacher, a Glyph Comics and Bram Stoker Award-winner, and a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist. He holds a MS and PhD in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is on faculty. His many publications range from academic essays (in comics form) on new media and learning to art books about under-representation in comics culture, from editorial comics to a graphic novel adaptation of Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, which was awarded a 2017 Bram Stoker Award. David Brame makes comics, some of which can be seen on and, in numerous anthologies, and in the Action Lab OGN The Trip.