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American Book Review


DATE: Thursday  2/25/2016

TIME: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)

Phoebe Gloeckner

SPEAKER: Phoebe Gloeckner

Phoebe Gloeckner is a graphic novelist. Her book, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002), was praised as "one of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender, beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America." Cartoonist R. Crumb called her story "Minnie’s Third Love" (published in A Child’s Life and Other Stories) one of the “comic book masterpieces of all time.” Her books have been published in multiple languages and her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe. A film adaptation of The Diary of a Teenage Girl was released this August by director Marielle Heller. Gloeckner has long experimented with the form of the novel- Diary is a hybrid of prose and graphic novel, and her current projects, including a novel-in-progress about a family in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, incorporate various media (audio, motion, and static) with text.



A Child's Life and Other Stories (1998), with Robert Crumb

Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures (2002)

Children's books

Weird Things You Can Grow (1994), with Janet Goldenberg

Weird but True: A Cartoon Encyclopedia of Incredibly Strange Things (1997), with Janet Goldenberg

The Exploding Toilet and Other Tales Too Funny to Be True (1998), with Catherine Daly-Weir

The Chicken-Fried Rat: Tales Too Gross to Be True (1998) Cylin Busby

The Baby-Sitter's Nightmare: Tales Too Scary to Be True (1998), with Kristin Gilson

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