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Eyes Too Dry
Eyes Too Dry

Eyes Too Dry

A Graphic Memoir About Heavy Feelings


224 Pages, 6.25 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9781760680039

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (Oct 2018)
Echo Publishing

Price: $19.95


A nonfiction graphic novel about two housemates dealing with the toll mental illnesses can take

Meet Tava, a 24-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. Eyes Too Dry started out as a series of private conversations between the authors by way of a comic-in-correspondence. Their decision to make this work public was fueled by their struggle to find stories and artwork that spoke to their experiences of encountering depression, suicidal ideation, and emotional weight. In a world that tells us to "keep calm and carry on," they are offering a narrative that is vulnerable, honest, and uncertain. They hope to add new ways to talk about, visualize and relate to these complex emotions.


"Eyes Too Dry is an extraordinary work about dealing with depression, helping people who suffer it, and the effects it can have on everyone. But it's also a celebration of friendship and a testament to the therapeutic power of art and creativity.." —

Author Biography

Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli are two queer women living in Melbourne, Australia. Chipkin's roots are in education, writing, and photography, and Tavassoli's are in drawing and medicine.