We all have fears; common, irrational or
bizarre things we are afraid of with or without
reason. In I'm Afraid
, a delightful little
book by Geraldine Kosiak
, the author explores her
fears and illustrates with simple yet charming line
drawings. Fears are a part of daily life, but she
manages to show both the ridiculousness and
importance of these, along with a quirky sense
of humor that stirs a recognition.
86 pages long, each page contains an illustration
and a simple sentence beginning with 'I'm afraid'.
Undeniably, most of the charm in the book is in the
pictures, clear, uncluttered ink lines - with the
slightest touch of wry humor showing.
I'm afraid too, and this book helps me laugh, sometimes,
at the ridiculous things we fear. This is good.
'I'm Afraid' was originally written in french by Geralding Kosiak, and translated by Alexandra Childs. The book was created as Kosiak's final project in her graphic design studies.