An evocative and contemplative collection of short comics from cartoonist Adam de Souza, ish explores the complicated nature of grief through a series of loosely connected vignettes. Each brief glimpse brings another layer to the nuances of healing—from the deep muck of despair to unexpected joys—all told with care and thoughtfulness that shows through the page.

The Doug Wright Award for Emerging Talent Nominee 2023

56 full color and b&w pages; 8” x 10″; SRP: $14.99
ISBN 978-1-945509-88-9; Diamond: FEB221689
Spring 2022

An emotionally expansive rendering of a pained but doggedly optimistic quest for permanence “in the horrible and the beautiful.”

“De Souza creates for intrepid readers comfortable with ambiguity.”

Terry Hong, Booklist

“A delicate and meandering quilt of self-reflection, memory, and uncertainty—both in the internal and worldly sense. At times indefinite (but never detached), and at others more tangible, Adam de Souza is a master at grabbing hold of a thread and weaving it through a patchwork of different voices, settings, and anxieties. His work makes for a wonderful compilation of comics that is striking and poignant.”

Elle Shivers, The Sucker

“The succinctly titled ish presents a series of deceptively simple yet satisfyingly dense narratives reflecting on grief, loss, nostalgia and quiet joy.”

Chris Kuzma, Lunchquest