Celine Loup

Cindy Seip

Celine Loup earned a BFA in Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the A.V. Club, Variety, Medium, Matter, Hemispheres, the Chicago Reader, BUST, Mental Floss magazine and elsewhere. Her work has been honored by The Ignatz Awards, Best American Comics, American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, and CMYK. She is author of The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs (Archaia). Emma is excited to start a family in her new home, but after her child’s birth she finds her world turning upside-down. The infant cries like it’s scared of something, or someone, and Emma’s sleepless nights quickly drive a wedge between her and her husband, who seems uncharacteristically detached. When Emma begins to see strange things in the house, the line between reality and fantasy blurs and her grasp of what’s real and what’s not becomes even more clouded. Is something unnatural haunting the nursery? And what if it also affected her husband, who ventured up into the attic when they first arrived… Inspired by the works of Shirley Jackson and Ira Levin, Celine Loup’s The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs weaves a tale of horror and suspense that captures the isolation of postpartum depression, while exploring the very real fears associated with new motherhood.