A Child's Life and Other Stories by Phoebe Gloeckner

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Cartooning. Art. In this first collection, Phoebe Gloeckner offers an array of both hyper-real and wildly surreal cartoons and drawings mirroring conjunctions between anatomical landscapes and far emotional journeys. "Many cartoonists today mine their personal lives for subject matter. Phoebe Gloeckner achieves what few of them can; she makes the autobiographical universal. Her finely crafted drawings and emotionally powerful story-telling ability combine in this terrific collection to tell us painful, sympathetic and hilariously human truths. Read this book. Find out why comics are art" - Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead. "[Gloeckner is] one of the most widely admired perpetrators of the tradition ... [her work] expresses adolescent unease, steeply angled and densely stippled" - The New York Times.
 

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Phoebe Gloeckner was born in Philadelphia and raised in San Francisco. Her comics first appeared in underground publications when she was in her teens. A critically acclaimed collection of her comics, paintings, and etchings, A Child's Life and Other Stories, was published in 1998. In addition to paintings and comics, she has made award-winning short films.
 
Published July 1, 1998 by Frog Ltd. 143 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Gloeckner is a legendary figure in underground comics. Her short, powerfully candid and visually explicit autobiographical graphic narratives vividly re-create the sexual victimization of her childhoo

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Her first full-length book combines new work in color and in black-and-white, including the title story, along with older, shorter narrative comics dating back to 1976.

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