Ladydrawers: Alison Bechdel Interview (Part 2)

Tuesday, 08 November 2011 08:39 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

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

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, a Fulbright scholar, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (2011). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She contributes criticism to The New Inquiry, The Baffler, N+1p and many others and writes a monthly comic strip for Truthout called Ladydrawers on gender, labor, and culture. Her latest book from Cantankerous Titles, New Girl Law, was called “A post-empirical, proto-fourth-wave feminist memoir” by Bust Magazine.

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