Eyes Too Dry

Alice Chipkin, Jessica Tavassoli
AUD $24.99

A unique and powerful graphic memoir of friendship, mental illness, and art

Meet Tava, a twenty-four-year-old medical student in a deep depression. Alice, her friend and housemate, is trying to figure out how to support her. Time unravels, leaving both women bewildered at the emotional landscapes that have opened before them.

"This is such a beautiful beautiful book. Deeply thoughtful, deeply impressive. A real work of heart."
- Clare Bowditch

"I have never seen mental illness depicted in this way, and the illustrations convey the physical and emotional toll of depression more powerfully than anything I've ever seen before. This is an important book about a topic that still holds so much stigma, and the more people that read it the better."
- Rebecca Shaw

Author bio:

Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli are two 25 year-old queer women living in Melbourne, Australia. Eyes Too Dry is their debut work and first collaborative project, with Chipkin's roots in education, writing and photography, and Tavassoli's in drawing and medicine.

Their decision to make this work public was fuelled by their struggle to find stories and artwork that spoke to their experiences of encountering depression, suicidal ideation and emotional weight. And from Alice's perspective as a primary support person in particular, there was almost nothing at all. In a world that tells us to 'keep calm and carry on' the authors are offering a narrative that is vulnerable, honest and uncertain. They hope to add new ways to talk about, visualise and relate to these complex emotions.

Category: Health
ISBN: 9781760680039
Publisher: Bonnier Echo
Imprint: Echo
Pub Date: September 2017
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback
Subject: Graphic novels: literary & memoirs