One Way to Disappear
The Illustrated PEN is a weekly online series that aspires to be at the intersection of literature, journalism, and visual storytelling, where images and words come together in an ever-emerging and essential creative form. We’ll feature fiction and nonfiction graphic narratives, comics journalism and illustrated reportage, stories of social justice and personal stories that can’t be told through words alone.
This week, we feature a piece from our archives by Lilli Carré. “One Way to Disappear” first appeared as “Dorado Park” in Nine Ways to Disappear, the start of a new form for artist, film maker, and animator Carré. The graphic narratives in Nine Ways to Disappear are short, charmingly peculiar, and revolve loosely around the theme of disappearance. Each is drawn within a bordered page in intimate detail, utilizing a kind of deadpan surrealism. “One Way to Disappear” is also printed in PEN America 13: Lovers.