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204 | My Favorite Thing is Monsters
204 | My Favorite Thing is Monsters
Saturday, October 28 | 3 - 4 PM
Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson St | Evanston, IL | 60208
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Chicago artist Emil Ferris grabbed the attention of literary and art circles with her debut graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. Ferris crafts a compelling tale that combines a coming-of-age narrative in 1960s Chicago, Holocaust history, a murder mystery, and socio-political critique, told by a 10-year-old protagonist who imagines she is a wolf-girl. In her distinctive cross-hatch style, Ferris reproduces classic comic book covers and classic paintings. Damon Locks joins Ferris for a discussion of this daring, original, and very dark work.

Preorder your copy of My Favorite Thing Is Monsters through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A book signing will follow this program.


Emil Ferris grew up in Chicago during the turbulent 1960s, where she still lives, and is consequently a devotee of all things monstrous and horrific. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute.

Damon Locks is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician, and DJ. He attended the School of the Art Institute where he received his BFA in Fine Arts. He is a recent recipient of the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Achievement Award in the Arts.

  • On sale to members on 9/19 at 10am and on sale to public on 9/26 at 10am.
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters
  • 2-14-2017