December is for monsters

There are some new full-color ballpoint pen illustrations—ornate and sinister—from award-winning comics artist and writer Emil Ferris in the December print issue of Artforum (for now, the post online is subscriber-only content but they’ve excerpted some of what’s in the magazine).

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At the Chicago Reader in 2017, I wrote about Ferris’s blockbuster debut graphic novel—a knotty blend of memoir, pulp horror, detective fiction, and historical drama called My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. Back in 2014, I wrote about a comics-focused summer issue of Artforum.

Image © Emil Ferris 2018 via Artforum (December 2018).