Saturday, November 26, 2005
Finishing Fun Home
"I'm shading the line art with ink wash," she explains.
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has its own entry on Medusa.com — er, Amazon — though it's not coming out until next spring. Alison's hoping to finish work on it in the next week. She's been slaving over it in her basement for six years now, so this is a real milestone. Alison also wants me to add that she's unnerved by the premature Amazon link, seeing as how she's not actually done with the book yet.
She'll be taking a short break on Wednesday night to do her slideshow presentation at the University of Vermont — 5 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman. Stop by if yer in town!
Sunday, November 06, 2005
thai food in texas
elisa durrette, annette lawrence, me, and sharon bridgforth
Originally uploaded by Alison Bechdel.
I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder about fine art, which is too complicated to go into here, but I think meeting Annette may have finally disabused me of this attitude. She talked about her art in an unpretentious, matter-of-fact, yet passionate way that was riveting. She does monumental installations--with string!
After the presentation, I went out for Thai food with Sharon, Annette, and their writer/business consultant/young-genius friend Elisa Durrette. God, that was fun. A person could get attached to this crazy outside-the-basement lifestyle.