Alison Bechdel Quotes

35 Alison Bechdel quotes:

"Autobiographical comics, I love them. I love them."
"But I read comic books. I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu."
"For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me."
"I probably read Harriet the Spy about 70,000 times."
"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."
"Partly I resented being perceived as weak because I was a girl."
"But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father."
"I never really read superhero stuff as a kid."
"Mostly it was Mad magazine. And I did read a lot of - I had a subscription when I was little, but I also had access to some old collections, the little paperbacks of the really good stuff."
"My mother is, my father certainly was. They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up."
"And the idea that a story is true, that it actually happened, is endlessly compelling, I think, not just to me but to people in general."
"Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white."
"I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times for exactly that same reason. She couldn't bear that it wasn't real. She wanted to live in it."
"It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't really suddenly give someone gray hair."
"Writing this book feels like a completely different activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life. I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now."

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