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Deb Katz’s Graphic Memoir Shows the Weight of Emotions Through Illustrations In Her Book “In The Valley of the Shadow”

The author illustrates her journey into love, pain, and grief in her graphic memoir.

San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE

Deb Katz’s artwork reflects the emotions of witnessing a loved one wither away.

The book “In The Valley Of The Shadow: A Manual For The Left Behind” by Deb Katz was last displayed by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 London Book Fair. The global book trade fair was held last April 18-20, 2023, at Olympia London, London, UK.

“In The Valley Of The Shadow: A Manual For The Left Behind” is a book that expresses pain and bereavement through meaningful illustrations. This graphic memoir serves as a journal of the author’s sentiments and emotions. Deb Katz illustrates her experience when her husband, Fred, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The author tells a story through her illustrations, a story that provides a timeline of her experience after and during her husband’s death. “In The Valley Of The Shadow” shows that images are sometimes more powerful than words. By looking at the pages of the book, readers can feel the intimacy and tenderness of Deb Katz’s personal journey.

Readers who have lost their loved ones can sympathize with the author through their shared experiences. They can also deeply connect through the author’s illustrations as they can provide comfort and healing.

Grief is a personal experience that is intimate and unique. Grieving can be overwhelming when having a significant loss, and art is one way to help express pain. The author chose pen and ink as her medium. Her raw pen strokes on white paper capture the feeling of emptiness and pain. The author’s cathartic method of expression is a memorial or tribute to her husband.

Get a copy of “In The Valley Of The Shadow: A Manual For The Left Behind” by Deb Katz on Amazon.

Deb Katz serves on the board of directors of Shantigar. Visit the website to learn more:

Author Bio
Deb Katz is a community organizer living in Western Massachusetts. She is the executive director of the Citizens Awareness Network, a grassroots group committed to creating a sustainable energy future by closing aging nuclear reactors in the Northeast. In 2000, she won the Giraffe Award for sticking her neck out to protect reactor communities. She is retired from social work practice in New York City.

“In the Valley of the Shadow: a manual for the left behind”
Author | Deb Katz
Published Date | 2013
Publisher | Haleys
Genre | Graphic memoir
Book Retail Price| $15.7

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