Don't go where i can't follow

A story of love and loss inscribed in photographs,

postcards and bedside sketches 

In this collection of letters, drawings, and photos, Anders Nilsen chronicles a six-year relationship and the illness that brought it to an end. Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow is an eloquent appreciation of the time the author shared with his fiancée, Cheryl Weaver. The story is told using artifacts of the couple’s life together, including early love notes, simple and poetic postcards, tales of their travels in written and comics form, journal entries, and drawings done in the hospital in her final days. It concludes with a beautifully rendered account of Weaver’s memorial that Glen David Gold, writing in the Los Angeles Times, called “16 panels of beauty and grace.”

Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow is a deeply personal romance, and a universal reminder of our mortality and the significance of the relationships we build. Originally published as a limited edition in 2006, this collection includes a new afterword written by Nilsen.

Published by Drawn & Quarterly in a limited edition in 2006. Reprinted in 2012, includes a new afterword written by Nilsen.


The effect of words and images together is as poetic and crushing as any elegy for a loved one could be.
— Glen David Gold, LA Times
What to say about this book? What you say about all great books: as little as possible. Buy it. Read it. It does what great art does best: makes you stop and look around. Makes you want to keep on living.
— Austin Kleon