From the popular Instagram project, @HiddenHeartbreak, comes a book for anyone who's had to get over an ex, offering honesty, laughter, and a reminder that you're not alone.
Hidden Heartbreak follows the progression of a doomed relationship from blissful beginning to devastating end, capturing the all-encompassing and blinding euphoria of love as well as the crushing doubt and disappointment that accompany a breakup. In comics that are relatable, vulnerable, and often funny, as well as interactive pieces that invite readers to process their own heartbreak, Emma Lee charts a path forward, reminding us that the heart is a resilient thing.
About the Author
Emma Lee is the pseudonym of an artist originally from Philadelphia, PA. She studied fine arts in college and, since graduating, has worked in the fashion industry for eight years as a designer. After having her heart broken for the second time by a man with an affinity for bird shirts, she decided to share her story with others in the form of brutally honest cartoons. She strongly identifies as an INFJ and enjoys laughing, crying, and a dry manhattan.
"The way the artist captures the feelings, innermost thoughts, and things I didn’t even realize I felt into illustrations is incredible. Her relatable images always makes me breathe a sigh of relief knowing I’m not alone in my thoughts and feelings, and what a gift that is!" (Break Up Bestie)
"Lee started on [Instagram] in February 2017 looking for an outlet for her artwork about the pain of a breakup, with no intention of turning it into a book. 'I simply wanted a space to be able to express myself, be creative and work through some emotions,' Lee told Forbes.com." (Forbes)