A lyrical, sensual collection of work that plays with comics’ conventions of repetition and pattern.
With Yours, the debut collection by Chicago-based cartoonist Sarah Ferrick, the notions of art, poetry, and form collapse into one of the most singular approaches to comics in recent memory. Ferrick’s intimate love letters read as both a confession and a seduction.
“Sarah Ferrick makes reading a true act of synesthesia. I hear her colors, and feel rhythms in the repetition of her words and how she draws her letters. She is breaking down the boundaries of what we consider a “comic book”, turning words into pictures and pictures into punctuation. It’s not just formalism–Yours has a visual poetry all it’s own, expressing on behalf of the protagonist, a desire and longing that goes right to my heart.” — Lauren Weinstein, cartoonist for Nautil.us, The New York Times, Glamour, The Guardian, and the Paris Review.
“There is so much love in lines. Her art is so brave! I have never seen drawing like this before.” — Anna Haifisch, author of The Artist
Sarah Ferrick is a painter, illustrator, and cartoonist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, as small-run editions with presses such as Sonatina and Perfectly Acceptable, and in galleries in Baltimore, Virginia, Chicago, Scotland, and San Francisco.
140 page full color paperback