is a book that’s by turns smart, sad, and scathing. ...more
Tags: adolescence, alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, Ancco, book review, capitalism, cartooning, Cho Nam-Joo, Comics, Drawn & Quarterly, Drawn and Quarterly, drinking, family, grandmothers, graphic memoir, graphic memoirs, intergenerational memory, Kim Ji-young Born 1982, Korea, memoir, millennial, millennials, misogyny, mothers, Nineteen, patriarchy, R.A. Frumkin, review, seoul, smartphones, technology, teenagers
An illustrated review of Kristen Radtke’s new book, SEEK YOU!
You want to live by your ideals, but it’s hard to make them align with reality. ...more
Tags: amaris ketcham, anarchist, autofiction, book review, capitalism, Comics, coming of age, Debt, female friendship, female friendships, France, Fun Home, graphic memoir, graphic novel, LGBTQ, ligne claire, living abroad, Maus, memoir, memories, memory, nora hickey, nostalgia, paris, Persepolis, queer, review, shoplifting, Sophie Yanow, student debt, study abroad, The Adventures of Tintin, the contradictions, travel, twentysomethings, What Is a Glacier
“I wanted it to feel like it was done with urgency because it was.”
Tags: 9/11, Alexander Chee, Donald Trump, East Indian, election 2016, family, Good Talk, graphic memoir, memoir, michael jackson, Mira Jacob, motherhood, mothers, mothers and sons, New Mexico, One World, parenting, photography, Politics, publishing industry, Racism, Ryan Chapman, Social Media, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
Malaka Gharib discusses her graphic memoir, I WAS THEIR AMERICAN DREAM.
Tags: 1980s, 1990s, Artist, California, Cerritos, Comics, Egypt, Egyptian, family, filipino, food, graphic memoir, I Was Their American Dream, immigrants, immigration, Malaka Gharib, memoir, Michelle Ajodah, The Runcible Spoon, visual art, zine, zines
Georgia Webber discusses DUMB: LIVING WITHOUT A VOICE in an illustrated interview!
Tags: Artist, canada, chronic illness, Comics, Dark Whole, Dumb, Dumb: Living Without a Voice, Fantagraphics, Georgia Webber, graphic memoir, health, illness, illustration, Jamel Brinkley, libraries, library, Maria Anderson, memoir, Retrofit, Toronto, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, trauma, Uncivilized, visual art
Ali Fitzgerald discusses her new graphic memoir, DRAWN TO BERLIN.
Tags: Ali Fitzgerald, Allyson McCabe, berlin, Christopher Isherwood, Comics, Drawn to Berlin, expats, germany, graphic memoir, immigrants, immigration, Joe Sacco, Joseph Roth, LGBTQ, nationalism, queer, refugees, representation, The Berlin Stories, visual art
Aline Kominsky-Crumb discusses her graphic memoir,
Love That Bunch, drawing cancer, inadequacies of early work, and her burial wishes. ...more
Tags: Aline Kominsky-Crumb, cancer, Cartoonist, Comics, elon green, graphic memoir, Jewish, Long Island, Love That Bunch, memoir, rape, robert crumb, visual art, wimmen's comix, Zap Comix
” I think when you really love something, you notice the minutiae. It’s partly how you make something your own.”
Tags: All About Eve, Annie Hall, Bleak House, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Brooklyn, can't we talk about something more pleasant, Central Park, Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York, Grand Central Station, graphic memoir, j.d. salinger, Jaime Rochelle Herndon, madame bovary, Manhattan, mean streets, Metropolitan, New York City, Nurit Karlin, NYC, Panic in Needle Park, roz chast, Saturday Night Fever, Tales of Manhattan, Taxi Driver, The Great Gatsby, The Magic Mountain, the new yorker, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin, The Sweet Smell of Success, the talented mr. ripley, Upper West Side, West Side Story
“We create little rituals to give us some kind of illusion of safety, to keep ourselves sane.”
Tags: alison osworth, Brooklyn, danger, daughters, Everything Is Flammable, family, fire, Gabrielle Bell, graphic memoir, mothers, mothers and daughters, rural california, rural life, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, violence
Gabrielle Bell discusses her forthcoming graphic memoir,
Everything Is Flammable, what it was like to mine her own life for subject matter, and how anxiety affects her work. ...more
Tags: Alice Munro, anxiety, Book clubs, Breakfast of Champions, catharsis, childhood, Comics, Everything Is Flammable, fire, Gabrielle Bell, graphic memoir, graphic novel, Haruki Murakami, home, Kurt Vonnegut, Marisa Siegel, memoir, memories, memory, mothers, mothers and daughters, paul auster, Rumpus Book Club, rural california, rural life, SSRI, visual art, writing process, Xanax, Zoloft
When I started reading this book, I hated it. I thought, this is what happens when an illustrator takes a shot at storytelling. It’s just one drawing after another until you hit the requisite 175 or so pages that equals “book.” I get even grouchier imagining that books like these are dreamed up as a way to […]
Tags: Amy Schumer, bojack horseman, comedy, cookbook, crazy people, Drawn and Quarterly, Eat Pray Love, food memoir, graphic memoir, graphic novel, hot dog taste test, humor, lisa hanawalt, Louis C.K., memoir, Monica Johnson, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, satire, stand up comedy
Sometimes, you get lost. In art, in love, in fantasies-turned-dreams, in your five billion part-time jobs. Sophia Foster-Dimino combines daily minutia with drifting existential questions in her comic, “My Girl.” Read “My Girl” over at Electric Literature, and feel it right in your secretly lonely guts (in a good, comforting way).
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City.
Tags: 7 miles a second, autobiography, barry lyndon, comics symposium, crosby romberger, David Wojnarowicz, frank miller, graphic memoir, graphic novel, james romberger, jim steranko, lynne varley, marguerite van cook, metal hurlant, New York Comics Symposium, Philippe Druillet, post york, Roland Barthes, ronin, Stanley Kubrick, the late child and other animals, winsor mccay
If Alison Bechdel’s Genius grant weren’t reason enough to celebrate, she’s got another graphic memoir due in 2017. As the New York Times puts it: “The Secret to Superhuman Strength” is Ms. Bechdel’s third graphic memoir and chronicles her decades long obsession with various fitness and exercise fads, including downhill skiing, uphill skiing, rollerblading, martial […]
Suzanne Koven talks to Roz Chast about comics, the burdens of elder care, and her new graphic memoir
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? ...more