My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil FerrisSet against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1
Rarely have words and pictures worked together so seamlessly in service of such a complex narrative. The book is a fine balance of stunning artwork and terrific writing. Oh yeah, and Ferris is one hell of a block-letterer. The best comics debut of the year so far. My Account. Orders Track my order s.
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. Written and illustrated by Emil Ferris, this graphic novel is a stunning debut that introduces a major new talent to the comics scene. This review reveals major plot points. In the original submission package for MFTIM , Ferris breaks down the individual elements that make up the book: mystery, memoir, historical fiction, humor, urban grit, romance, biting social commentary, and supernatural thriller. The technical prowess on display in MFTIM is incredible, and the materials Ferris uses send a message that says its possible to create fine art with everyday resources like ballpoint pens and notebook paper.