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Comic Artist Alison Bechdel: The Personal Is Political

Monday, December 19, 2011 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Gabrielle Gamboa, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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The final installment of Anne Elizabeth Moore's exclusive interview with Alison Bechdel appears on Ladydrawers today, illustrated by Gabrielle Gamboa. The bestselling and critically acclaimed author of "Fun Home" and "Dykes to Watch Out For" acknowledges the larger challenges impacting all cartoonists today, like being a self-taught artist dealing with a rampantly professionalizing industry, or working with pen and ink in the digital age.

"Comics are a sort of mental illness," she says—and she may have a point.

To see past Ladydrawers comics, click here.

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.
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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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Comic Artist Alison Bechdel: The Personal Is Political

Monday, December 19, 2011 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Gabrielle Gamboa, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

The final installment of Anne Elizabeth Moore's exclusive interview with Alison Bechdel appears on Ladydrawers today, illustrated by Gabrielle Gamboa. The bestselling and critically acclaimed author of "Fun Home" and "Dykes to Watch Out For" acknowledges the larger challenges impacting all cartoonists today, like being a self-taught artist dealing with a rampantly professionalizing industry, or working with pen and ink in the digital age.

"Comics are a sort of mental illness," she says—and she may have a point.

To see past Ladydrawers comics, click here.

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.
lda032112dt

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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