Emil Ferris grew up in Chicago during the turbulent 1960s where Emil still lives and is consequently a devotee of all things monstrous and horrific. In a previous life, Emil was an illustrator and toy sculptor for a diverse range of clients. Emil has an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2010, Ferris was made a Toby Devan Lewis Fellow in the Visual Arts, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is Emil’s first, but not last, graphic novel.
Critically praised as the best graphic novel of 2017, My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris has taken the reading world by storm. The richly textured story follows a young girl obsessed with monsters, as she investigates the murder of her neighbor. Along the way the book explores politics, art, history, race, family and more in one of the most original and rewarding graphic novels. Volume two is set to be released in March of 2018.