Sketch Book Reviews: Seek You by Kristen Radtke


Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, written and illustrated by Kristen Radtke and published on July 13 from Pantheon, is a captivating and emotional look at both personal and collective loneliness—and the social and scientific implications of each. Throughout the gorgeously illustrated graphic memoir, Radtke entrusts the reader with her own experiences of loneliness while also examining loneliness from a community, psychological standpoint. It’s a book that will likely hit home for many after experiencing COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines.


Kateri Kramer is a writer, illustrator, and book designer from Colorado. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Mile High MFA at Regis University. Her writing has been published in Axon Creative Explorations, Barren Magazine, and 5x5, among others. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, fly fishing, rock climbing, ceramics, and art. Her art and writing can be found at or on Instagram at @OscarWildeKat. More from this author →