Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emil Ferris  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Fiction Illustrator

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1962 in Chicago, Illinois


-- 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


Illinois Connection

Ferris grew up Chicago and still lives there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

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,

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
ISBN: 1606999591. OCLC Number: 940362149

Fantagraphics Books. .

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 Number: 940362149

Fantagraphics Books. .

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.