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Alison Bechdel

American,  Cartoonist
Total Quotes : 33
Hair White Gray

Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white.

- Alison Bechdel

Always Held Maybe

I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic. Confession has always held a great appeal for me.

- Alison Bechdel

Read Comic Books Books

But I read comic books. I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu.

- Alison Bechdel

Father Book Mostly

But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father.

- Alison Bechdel

Strength Need Worst Thing

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.

- Alison Bechdel

Love Mail Boyfriend

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.

- Alison Bechdel

Been Activity Feels

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.

- Alison Bechdel

Work Myself Promoting

I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself.

- Alison Bechdel

Love I Love Comics

Autobiographical comics, I love them. I love them.

- Alison Bechdel

Reason Very Some

For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me.

- Alison Bechdel

Give Suddenly Really

It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't really suddenly give someone gray hair.

- Alison Bechdel

Kind Town Certainly

My mother is, my father certainly was. They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up.

- Alison Bechdel

Read Having Lesbians

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.

- Alison Bechdel

Real Reason Read

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.

- Alison Bechdel

Love Discover I Love

I love Jules Feiffer. I didn't discover him until I was a little older.

- Alison Bechdel

Superhero Never Read

I never really read superhero stuff as a kid.

- Alison Bechdel

Wish I Wish Were

Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.

- Alison Bechdel

Young More Young Adults

When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults.

- Alison Bechdel

Some Having Them

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.

- Alison Bechdel

Wait Always Read

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.

- Alison Bechdel