By Ingrid Pierre. Self Published.
Softcover, 84 pages, Colour, 2021.
Ingrid Pierre’s ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ is a graphic novel about a young woman trying to cope with her lover’s terminal illness, but once he returns from the afterlife, she struggles to keep from losing him all over again.
North Street judge Ellen LaFleche writes, “the couple work hard to come to terms with how they behaved toward each other in life, grappling with urgent haste to understand and honor their lost relationship in all its complexity: the good, the bad, the mundane, the loyalties, the betrayals, the joys, the losses. Readers who have experienced grief will recognize this process.”
“Ingrid Pierre’s DO NOT RESUSCITATE is stunning and hypnotic— it’s a journey through death wrapped within a nuanced love story, delivered with sophisticated color, patience, and trust in the reader. I look forward to all of Ingrid’s future work.”
– Nate Powell
WINNER, 2020, GRAND PRIZE,
MASSACHUSETTS INDEPENDENT COMICS EXPO MINI GRANT
“This is a beautifully drawn story about death and the inability to let go.”
“…one of the best-executed graphic novels we’ve seen in terms of professional artwork and clarity of storytelling… Horror and romance elements are well balanced.”
WINNER, 2020, GRAPHIC NOVEL & MEMOIR, FIRST PRIZE,
NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE