Couches Get Lonely Too
By Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
Book Design by Gwen Frankton
“I couldn’t lay it down…It’s gripping stuff”
– Peggy Seeger, folk singer and activist.
Stitching for Social Change, 2023
150 pages, paperback
© 2023 by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
All rights reserved
Books are available at the Lulu bookstore or from the author.
In August 2020, in response to the Pandemic, I started drawing daily four-panel comics for a small subscription list. I depicted our life during Covid, my art and Bob’s music, our garden, our politics and our dog. I tried to make the comics hopeful, a way of building connection. The correspondence from my readers tells me that my offerings have indeed brought smiles to their breakfast tables.
In 2023, with the help of Gwen Frankton, I wove a selection of the comics into a graphic novel called Couches Get Lonely Too.