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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emil Ferris  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Illustrator

Born: 1962 in Chicago, Illinois


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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''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,