My favorite thing is monsters. Book one

by Ferris, Emil,

Format: Print Book 2017.
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 19 of 26 copies
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Before the publication of this startling, late-career debut, sixtysomething Ferris apparently worked as an illustrator and toy sculptor in her hometown, Chicago, for a variety of clients, including McDonald's. But she deftly counters any whiff of commercialism by laying out this graphic novel, set in the late sixties, on a stack of modest blue-lined, three-hole notebook paper, which not only achieves instant intimacy with readers, but also showcases in relief the high level of drawing chops, effort, and sheer audacity Ferris brings to the project. Ten-year-old Karen Reyes a fan of horror magazines who loves drawing covers from Ghastly, Dread, Spectral, and Horrific (Hell Wenches of the Inferno) lives with her mother and older brother in an apartment on Chicago's North Side. Their upstairs neighbor Anka Silverberg has been found shot dead in her apartment, but front and back doors were locked from the inside, and the gun was missing, all of which sends young Karen ferreting out the truth herself. This makes for a fine locked-room mystery, but, more wondrously, Ferris summons the array of influences that inspire and comfort our heroine, from her North Side environs to several iconic Art Institute paintings (Ferris brilliantly reanimates these); to her artistic brother, who lovingly, patiently teaches her basic drawing techniques; to her sweet, unconventional mother, who is dying from cancer, much to Karen's terror and sadness. A triumph that will make it that much harder for readers to wait for part two, scheduled for August 2018 publication.--Moores, Alan Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Karen loves monsters, comic books, and her tattooed, art-loving big brother, Deeze. She hates her mom's cancer diagnosis, the cool kids at school, and being a little girl Chicago in the 1960s. She wants to be a monster, but when the upstairs neighbor, a Holocaust survivor left haunted and unstable by her experiences, dies under suspicious circumstances, Karen decides to become a detective. This stunningly ambitious and assured graphic novel, the creator's first, slides gracefully between past and present, reality and imagination, and the shifting kingdom of children and the hard-concrete world of adults. Ferris's writing, full of wordplay, elisions, and unpredictable revelations, suggests the cockeyed genius of Lynda Barry, comics' most fearless chronicler of childhood. But her art, presented on lined notebook paper in the form of Karen's own ballpoint-and-pencil sketches (though surely no real 10-year-old could draw this beautifully), is entirely her own. This is a book that surprises at every turn. It's about the power of art, the nature of monsters, the way secrets keep unfolding, and everything else Karen's investigations can uncover. It's the best graphic novel to come along in recent memory. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Murder -- Investigation -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nineteen sixties -- Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Seattle, Washington :2017.
Edition Third Fantagraphics Books edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781606999592
1606999591
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