Graphic Content Book Club: "My Favorite Thing is Monsters" by Emil Ferris

Graphic Content is our reading group exclusively for graphic novels and comics!

This month the club will be discussing My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris.

Set 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.

This extraordinary book has instantly rocketed Ferris into the graphic novel elite alongside Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel and Chris Ware. You see, she's produced something rare, a page-turning story whose pages are so brilliantly drawn you don't want to turn them.--Terry Gross

Emil Ferris is one of the most important comics artists of our time.--Art Spiegelman​​​​​​

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.

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Event date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606999592
Availability: Out of stock, usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Fantagraphics Books - February 14th, 2017