Read Etgar Keret’s “Asthma” as a One-Page Illustration

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by Etgar Keret

Frances Cannon recently put Etgar Keret’s shortest story ever, “Asthma,” into graphic form,
and we have the fantastic results for you here, courtesy of the author and the artist. Enjoy.

Etgar Keret

About the Story: “Asthma” first appeared in Etgar Keret’s collection, The Girl on the Fridge.

About the Illustrator: Frances Cannon is a writer and artist currently pursuing a master’s degree in nonfiction and book arts at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, teaching literature and creative writing, and working as an editorial assistant to The Iowa Review. She was born in Utah and since then has bounced around living, making artwork, and writing, in Oregon, Maine, Montana, Vermont, California, France, Italy, and Guatemala. She received her bachelor’s in poetry and printmaking at the University of Vermont, where she self-published several chapbooks of silkscreened prints and poems. She has also worked as an editorial intern and contributor at McSweeney’s quarterly, The Believer, and The Lucky Peach. She has recently been published in Vice, The Examined Life Journal, Edible magazine, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

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