Detropia

Detropia is a despondent, coming-of-age tale that reimagines the tragic reality of individuals deemed "witch-children" in developing African countries in a post-developed Detroit. The term "witch children" is used as a way to isolate and scapegoat children with physical disablements by ascribing their uniqueness to supernatural forces and powers. Presented in comic book form, Detropia follows two groups of kids-one living in the abandoned Belle Isle Zoo, the other in the decrepit houses-through conversations about childhood, race, class, and victimization. The story is created and written by Zackary Rupp and illustrated by Jeff Sadzinski, with variant cover art by Adeladio Olea.