Thursday, May 24, 2012
the last book I ever read (Are You My Mother? excerpt one) (how do you do this with a graphic memoir?)
from Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama:
I was suffering at this time from nearly unbearable spasms of professional envy,
of other cartoonists, of other gay and lesbian writers, of anyone who was at all like me or was doing anything remotely similar to what I was doing.
I'm not making enough money. The newspapers my strip runs in keep folding or merging.
People don't need cartoons about lesbians anymore! You can watch them on TV!
I'm spending more than half my time on this crazy book about my dad and I don't even know if it'll ever get published.