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Self-Portraits of the Apocalypse

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Journey through the first hundred days of shelter-in-place through clever illustrations, relatable stories, and relevant social commentary.

Written by Sarah Soward

Self-Portraits of the Apocalypse: Shelter-in-Place started out as a digital drawing journal on my blog to help keep my head above water when coronavirus lockdown began. It turned into a 100 day pandemic adventure. While my world burned, I wrote and made digital art cartoons about coping mechanisms, protective face masks, COVID (of course), Black Lives Matter, literal near-drowning, isolation, mental health, and my apocalypse wardrobe.

The best part is that it helped more than just me.

Self-Portraits of the Apocalypse includes over 100 digital drawings and images and daily professionally edited blog-style journal entries.

Feel good about your purchase as these books are printed on demand to lessen the burden on the environment. Take a look at the turnaround times for print books below. Shipping times vary once the book is printed.



    Item Weight: 2.5 pounds
    Paperback: 262 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-9859642-2-1 | 978-0-9859642-6-9
    Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.81 x 11.02 inches
    Published: October 20, 2020 
    Language: English
    Printing turnaround: Approx. 6 weeks


    Item Weight: 1.66 pounds
    Paperback: 260 pages
    ISBN: 978-09859642-3-8
    Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.62 x 11 inches
    Published: October 20, 2020 
    Language: English
    Printing turnaround: Approx. 1-2 weeks


    File Size: 12617 KB (varies by seller)
    ISBN: 978-0-9859642-0-7 
    Publication Date: October 19, 2020
    Print Length: 302 pages (approximate)
    Language: English
    *All digital downloads, including eBooks, are final sale. See this page for more options on where to purchase the eBook and more.

    "Sarah Soward's Self-Portraits of the Apocalypse is an amazing depiction of a young woman's journey through the management of depression during the pandemic. There's a creativity and playfulness about her choices to cope. Her skills as an illustrator brought me into her world in a way that made me want to put my arms around her beautiful heart. I found myself cheering for her abilities to cope, inspired by her courage to take on each day and so grateful for her transparency. Sarah put words to what so many endure in addition to these unpredictable times. This is a must read for hope and a special soul's determination to endure."
    —Mary Twomey Odgers, Author of Six Funerals and a Wedding
    (Review is of the printed edition.)

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    Care Instructions

    Display your artwork out of direct sunlight in a dry location and enjoy!

    When handling artwork, make sure your hands are clean and hold it from the sides, back, or a display mechanism if one is attached (like a frame or mat on paintings and prints, and a base on a sculpture).
    Please keep artwork and prints out of direct sunlight.

    Please do not get artwork wet.

    Refrain from touching the surface of artwork. The oils from skin can discolor or damage artwork.

    Shipping & Returns


    Free shipping is available for original artwork and limited edition prints shipped within the contiguous United States.

    All print-on-demand shipments will have a shipping charge added based on their size and weight. These ship directly to you from my printing partners located in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, and more!

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