First look At Images From Emil Ferris’ book, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. A fictional graphic diary of a 10-year-old girl growing up in Chicago in the politically charged 60s.

We’ve finally gotten our first look at the first 11 pages of the upcoming graphic novel “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters” thanks to the A.V. Club, and it is somehow simple and enrapturing at the same time. Emil Ferris’ book is set up as a fictional graphic diary of a 10-year-old girl growing up in Chicago in the politically charged 60s. Bringing a love of old pulp and B-movie monsters to life, the diary of Karen Reyes follows her attempt to solve the murder of her upstairs neighbor as different storylines around her unfold and converge. The pages go from Chicago to Nazi Germany as she discovers her neighbor’s story as a holocaust survivor, and learns that some family drama and politics never truly change.

The book is set up to look like the doodling in a lined notebook, and it rivals anything I think I could have managed while dreaming in class every day. The lines that make up every image seem to capture a sense of both the time and the fantasies of a child whose worldview is shaped not only by what they see around them, but what they are exposed to in fiction as well.

Fans will finally get a chance to read the book for themselves after its release was delayed since last October. After the shipping company that was transporting the 10,000 book run went bankrupt, the cargo ship they were on was seized at the Panama Canal. Now that the story is free at least, readers can find the book available on February 15th.

After looking at the pages, is “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters” something that you’re going to be picking up?

Source: AV Club