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Ghost, Whit Taylor, 2015

Courtesy Whitney Taylor

Given the opportunity to spend a day with three of her idols—dead or alive—author and artist Whitney Taylor’s comic avatar embarks on an eye-opening journey of self-discovery and healing from a past trauma. Taylor meets Charles Darwin, Joseph Campbell (the mythologist), and her future self. Together, the three guide the author to a better understanding of herself and the human experience, and they help her come to terms with her sexual assault. The author’s journey is beautifully illustrated in vivid color and combines realism and fantasy to both inform and convey emotion.

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