Look Straight Ahead

Jeremy Knowles is a quiet, 17-year-old outcast who dreams of becoming 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?

2012 Xeric Award winner.

(CW: bullying, intense discussion and realistic depiction of mental illness)

“Will’s novel is deep, thought-provoking, and a delight for readers who enjoy introspective, character-driven stories that examine the meaning of reality and sanity.” – Laura Gallardo, Library Journal

“…startlingly accomplished cartooning…” – Publisher’s Weekly

“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 (Sweet Tooth, Essex County, Trillium, Justice League United, Plutona)

“Look Straight Ahead is the comic I didn’t know I couldn’t live without. I love it. You’ll love it. Read this book – you’ll be haunted, amused, and quite possibly brought to tears.”

– Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Secret Six)

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