Alison Bechdel Quotes

35 Alison Bechdel quotes:

"Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to, you know, keep cranking that out."
"I hope that I can get people to read it without having to change it. Especially now that the strip has more different kinds of characters. It's really not all lesbians any more."
"I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself."
"Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated."
"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."
"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."
"Yeah, I think some of that is just wish-fulfillment, you know, how little kids fantasize through their drawings. I wanted to be powerful."
"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'm pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history."
"Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits. I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get home from school and get out of it. The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks."
"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."
"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 was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults."
"Yeah, I read Judy Blume. My mother didn't like that, but I read it anyhow."
"And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me."
"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 mean, I'll have an idea about what a panel will look like as I'm writing, but I often don't touch a pencil until the text is completely finished."
"The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence."
"Watching everyone root through their psyche, it just delights me. Especially R. Crumb's stuff."

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