Jeremy Knowles is a 17-year-old outcast who dreams of being a great artist. But when he suffers a severe mental breakdown brought on by bullying and other pressures at school, his future is called into question, as is his very existence. Can he survive the experience through the healing power of art? And just what does it mean to be “crazy,” anyway? Features bonus ‘fan art’ from Jeff Lemire, Dylan Horrocks and others.
Elaine Will grew up in Saskatchewan and has been drawing comics since age 5, and self-publishing since age 17. She holds a BA in illustration from the Arts University at Bournemouth in the UK. Currently she divides her time between freelance illustration and volunteering at the local community radio station. “startlingly accomplished cartooning” — Publishers Weekly
“Look Straight Ahead is the comic I didn’t know I couldn’t live without. It’s a gorgeous dreamscape inside a perfectly realized gut-level reality, all brought to magnificent life by creator Elaine M. Will. I love it. You’ll love it. Read this book–you’ll be haunted, amused, and quite possibly brought to tears.” — Gail Simone
“Elaine Will’s work is an undiscovered treasure. Her work manages to be both whimsical and emotive and it’s all anchored with an incredible sense of pacing and characterization. She’s a cartoonist to watch out for!” — Jeff Lemire
“A compelling, intriguing, well-told story, exploring a topic that matters.” — Dylan Horrocks
256 page black and white with some color paperback
Alternative Comics, 2013