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Gabrielle Bell
Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. In 1998 She began to collect her "Book of" miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I'm Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released... show more

Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. In 1998 She began to collect her "Book of" miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I'm Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released her autobiographical series Lucky, published by Drawn and Quarterly. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009 and 2010 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she has contributed to McSweeneys, Bookforum, The Believer, and Vice Magazine. The title story of Bell's book, "Cecil and Jordan in New York" has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. Her latest book, The Voyeurs, is available from Uncivilized Books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Birth date: March 24, 1976
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #1: A Book You Meant to Read in 2015 (Having picked this up in November with the intent to read it and return it quickly, I figured it counted as a book I meant to read in 2015, as I had no intention of continuously renewing it, unread, until January -- but tha...
Reading Rainstorm
Reading Rainstorm rated it 6 years ago
This was posted on PostSecret this week, and I found it very relevant to this reading. As I discussed in my previous essay, the internet has a conflicted relationship with both our reading lives and real lives and how this affects the urges to engage in memoir and sharing comes through in this thoug...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 8 years ago
If you were like the 99% of kids (according to the blurb) who hated middle school, then this book is full of ouch. Actually, even if you were one of the 1% (the cool kids who were not only popular but had neither academic nor family problems), then this book is full of at least second-hand ouch.A co...
michaelhartford
michaelhartford rated it 11 years ago
Gabrielle Bell’s Cecil and Jordan in New York pulls together several stories told in comic book format that are held together by themes of social awkwardness, nostalgia, and the search for personal meaning in an all-too-meaningless world. Their settings range from the mundane to the fantastical, wit...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 12 years ago
Ow. Reading this brought back very vivid memories of what used to be called junior high. As is usual in collections like this, there were some standout winners (both Ariel Schrag and her sister leap to mind) and some fairly forgettable bits. This is a warts and all evocation of adolescence- be warne...
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