Don't Go Where I Can't Follow

publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
language: English

"Don't Go Where I Can't Follow is both a tribute by a good artist to the life and death of a woman he loved and to the redemptive power of art." --Los Angeles Times

"...a glimpse into a real relationship that ended far too soon. The definition of heartbreaking." --Nashville City Paper

"This story is, obviously, very personal, but ultimately I think it isn't exclusive. It feels incredibly particular to me, still, but it's just love and loss. And everyone, for better or worse, can relate to that." --Anders Nilsen

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow is a tender collection of letters, photographs, and drawings Anders Nilsen has compiled in memory of his fiancee, Cheryl Weaver, who died of cancer in November 2005. It is an appreciation of the time they shared together, and a heart-breaking account of the progression of her illness. From early love notes, simple and poetic postcards, and tales of their travels together in written and comics form, to Nilsen's journal entries and drawings done in the hospital during her final days, and the beautifully rendered tear-jerking account of Weaver's memorial, 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.

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