Archive for: Ariel Schrag

Strapping On The Man

Ariel Schrag’s Adam and penises

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Wandering Hands

Cartoons from the Gay Utopia

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One-Panelist Criticism: Likewise

If you’ve seen the tcj.com homepage recently, you know that we’ve been joined here by a spanking new blog called The Panelists, featuring Derik Badman, Charles Hatfield, Jared Gardner, Alex Boney, Craig Fischer and Isaac Cates (my apologies if I forgot anyone!) To kick off their blog, The Panelists are doing a round-robin where each […]

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The Price of the Ticket

In the comments to Suat’s post on Fun Home, Uland notes; The milkman bit is interesting, but I think it bears pointing out that a literary allusion isn’t an allusion at all if it’s being pointed out in the text. It’s a reference. It isn’t that I have a problem with the drawing or the […]

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Likewise, A Response

THANK YOU First of all, thank you to everyone for taking the time to read, interpret, write about, and discuss Likewise. When I was writing Likewise (age 19, in a windowless basement in Brooklyn) I spent a lot of time fantasizing about people one day analyzing the book. That this is now happening is really […]

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Not-James: Y-fronts, dicks, and dykes

I’d like to make a couple of notes before beginning. Autobiography. I’m afraid that I approached this comic like a book, a story, a tale.  In truth, the story isn’t a story crafted and directed by the author except in methods of portrayal.  The other actors aren’t characters, they’re people with their own agendas and […]

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Ariel Schrag, Subject and Object

ARIEL SCHRAG, SUBJECT & OBJECT “I don’t wanna write something that like, other people would read, flipping through, I’d wanna write something important, you know?” “Not really.” When I read any fictional work, as much as I try not to, I’m always reading it as disguised autobiography. Most manga, as much as I like it, […]

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