A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse & recovery

Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She’d sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she’d have to eat it for breakfast.

But in any life a set of circumstances can collide, and normal behaviour can soon shade into something sinister, something deadly…

Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak they prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.


First published in the UK in October 2013 by Jonathan Cape.
Due for publication in the USA in September 2017 by Roar, an imprint of Lion Forge.