This blog is focused on Ariel Schrag and her graphic novel Likewise.
When considering titles of books, sometimes they are understandably linked to the content of the book, or will even give you an idea of what you’re about to read before even reading. Other times, the title seems so far-fetched from what you’re reading that you really wonder why it’s been given the title. For likewise,… Continue reading Why Likewise?
Throughout the book, Schrag uses the term hella interchangeably with “hell of”. These words are used consistently though the book, which is why this is worth noting. Both terms are used synonymously with a lot or really. When clicking on the word, you are able to see the urban dictionary definition of hella. S.R.
http://kalw.org/post/interview-talking-about-teenagers-and-comics-author-ariel-schrag#stream/0 In this interview, Ariel shares why she decided to share so much about her life, and why she was so graphic, and not even just in her Likewise book but also in her other books. She wanted to share her experiences of her firsts, such as her first time doing sexual things, her first… Continue reading Ariel’s Firsts
Towards the beginning of the book, Ariel and her friend Harriet were walking to their friend’s house and began talking about “It”. Once they got to their friend’s house, the large group of friends continued to discuss “It”. “It” is a definition that is almost synonymous to cool or interesting. The friends continue by listing… Continue reading Likewise in cultural context
http://www.afterellen.com/tv/12207-interview-with-ariel-schrag/2 This interview with After Ellen and Ariel discusses Ariel’s family, her autobiographical comics, and the current works that she had been working on. When discussing her family, Ariel responded that she was able to come out to her parents through her comics, and that, in some way, made her parents understand what she had… Continue reading An Interview with Ariel