Don't Go Where I Can't Follow
A story of love and loss inscribed in photographs, postcards, letters and bedside sketches.
In this collection of letters, drawings, and photos, Anders Nilsen chronicles a six-year relationship and the illness that brought it to an end.
Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow is an eloquent appreciation of the time the author shared with his fiancée, Cheryl Weaver. The story is told using artifacts of the couple’s life together, including early love notes, simple and poetic postcards, tales of their travels in written and comics form, journal entries, and drawings done in the hospital in her final days. It concludes with a beautifully rendered account of Weaver’s memorial that Glen David Gold, writing in the Los Angeles Times, called “16 panels of beauty and grace.”
Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow is a deeply personal romance, and a universal reminder of our mortality and the significance of the relationships we build.
Originally published as a limited edition in 2006, this collection includes a new afterword written by Nilsen.
Author/Artist: Anders Nilsen / Cheryl Weaver
Publisher: Drawn And Quarterly
Page Count: 96pp
Size: 6 x 7.5
Notes: hardcover, b/w
Date of Publication: December 2012