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Ladydrawers: Alison Bechdel Interview (Part 2)

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 By Gabrielle Gamboa and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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Ladydrawers continues our look at challenges faced by women comics artists with Part 2 of Anne Elizabeth Moore's exclusive interview with Alison Bechdel, illustrated by Gabrielle Gamboa. In it, Bechdel talks about her long-running strip, "Dykes to Watch Out For" - and follows up comparing her work to Gary Trudeau's. She also looks at her own success, and potential blind spots in her work, in this extremely candid but extremely thoughtful chat.

Gabrielle Gamboa is an artist, illustrator and arts educator. She first self-published mini-comics as a member of the Puppy Toss collective, and her comics have been published in Bust Magazine and anthologies such as "Scheherazade," "Top Shelf" and "Duplex Planet." She lives in San Francisco with her husband and insane cat. You can view her work at www.gabriellegamboa.com.

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Ladydrawers

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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Ladydrawers: Alison Bechdel Interview (Part 2)

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 By Gabrielle Gamboa and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

Ladydrawers continues our look at challenges faced by women comics artists with Part 2 of Anne Elizabeth Moore's exclusive interview with Alison Bechdel, illustrated by Gabrielle Gamboa. In it, Bechdel talks about her long-running strip, "Dykes to Watch Out For" - and follows up comparing her work to Gary Trudeau's. She also looks at her own success, and potential blind spots in her work, in this extremely candid but extremely thoughtful chat.

Gabrielle Gamboa is an artist, illustrator and arts educator. She first self-published mini-comics as a member of the Puppy Toss collective, and her comics have been published in Bust Magazine and anthologies such as "Scheherazade," "Top Shelf" and "Duplex Planet." She lives in San Francisco with her husband and insane cat. You can view her work at www.gabriellegamboa.com.

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.
Ladydrawers

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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Alison Bechdel: I Am Not Gary Trudeau
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