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Emil Ferris

Born: 1962 in Chicago, Illinois
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Connection to Illinois: Ferris grew up Chicago and still lives there today.

Biography: Emil Ferris grew up Chicago during the turbulent 1960s, where she still lives, and is consequently a devotee of all things monstrous and horrific. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute.


Awards:
    ''My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'',
  • -- New York Times Critics' Pick, 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel, 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist, 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel, 2018 Lynd Ward Prize for best graphic novel of the year,

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Illustrator

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Web: http://emilferris.com/
Web: https://www.saic.edu/events/emil-ferris
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Emilferrisdraws
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilferris
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Ferris
WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Emil++Ferris


Selected Titles

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
ISBN: 1606999591 OCLC: 940362149

Fantagraphics Books 2017

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late 1960s Chicago, and narrated by 10-year-old Karen Reyes, Monsters is told through a fictional graphic diary employing the iconography of B-movie horror imagery and pulp monster magazines. As the precocious Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her beautiful and enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, we watch the interconnected and fascinating stories of those around her unfold--Front cover flap.

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Vol. 2
ISBN: 168396019X OCLC: 940362149

Fantagraphics Books 2019

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late 1960s Chicago, and narrated by 10-year-old Karen Reyes, Monsters is told through a fictional graphic diary employing the iconography of B-movie horror imagery and pulp monster magazines. As the precocious Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her beautiful and enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, we watch the interconnected and fascinating stories of those around her unfold--Front cover flap.

 

 

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