Emil Ferris has written a much-acclaimed graphic novel that takes place in late 1960s-era Uptown called My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.
According to reader Bill Savage, "Ferris’s style can be impressionistic and surreal, but she goes to the Wilson El stop, Graceland, the diner next to the Riviera, and many other Uptown landmarks which she renders beautifully."
If you'd like to learn more about the novel and author, Bill Savage (Northwestern lecturer, writer, and Chicago historian) will be interviewing Ms. Ferris (a former Uptowner) on Sunday as part of the Evanston Lit Festival. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at noon at Comix Revolution, 606 Davis Street, in downtown Evanston.
For more about Emil Ferris and her Uptown-centric graphic novel:
- The Bite That Changed My Life (Chicago Magazine)
- Riding the 'L' with 'Monsters' graphic novelist Emil Ferris (Chicago Tribune)