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Alison Bechdel
September 10, 1960 -
Nationality: American
Category: Cartoonist
Subcategory: American Cartoonist

People really want to think that these things really happened. I don't know why that important, but I know that when I finish reading a novel or something, I want to know how much of that really happened to this author.


When I grew up, I studied karate for years. I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge that I really didn't like fighting at all, so I quit.


That's all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid, something about my gender identity that I haven't figured out yet. And that's one of the things I'm hoping to dissect and investigate in this memoir project.


For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me.


Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.


It's definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl.


One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully.


Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to, you know, keep cranking that out.


I love Jules Feiffer. I didn't discover him until I was a little older.


I started to get bored with that stuff about only drawing men and I've taken it out of the slideshow.


I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow's boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren't any men in it, so they'd be forced to identify with the women.


I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself.


Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white.


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