Proxy Mom

My Experience with Postpartum Depression

COMING JUNE 18, 2024!

Sophie Adriansen (writer), Mathou (art)

A graphic novel that explores postpartum depression. A touching story of reconstruction and resilience.

Marietta and Chuck, madly in love, are expecting a baby. But childbirth marks the end of the fairy tale. Zoe's birth didn't go as Marietta imagined, and the maternal instinct is slow to manifest itself. While she no longer recognizes her body, Marietta feels herself losing her footing in the face of this vulnerable baby for whom she is now responsible.

Will she manage to feel like a mother? to love her baby? to stop thinking that a proxy mom would do better than her?

A humorful but realist viewpoint on a problem experienced by a significant number of new mothers, with an insight on how to overcome it.


"Delivered lightly and breezily but deadly serious for all that, Proxy Mom finds cheery ways to provide encouragement, support and vital information…"
- Win Wiacek, Now Read This!

"[A] gentle and accessible portrayal of a mental health crisis..."
- Publishers Weekly

6.5 x 9, 152pp., full color trade pb., $19.99
ISBN 9781681123349

e-book: $9.99
ISBN 9781681123356