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If you remember Lucky cartoonist Gabrielle Bell’s San Diego Comic Con “comicumentary”, you already know she’s a master of depicting awkward social situations. Well, they don’t come much more awkward than “Voyeurs,” the latest strip Bell has posted to her website. In this one, a rooftop party full of people gets a strangely irresistible eyeful of an unwitting couple’s intimate activities in the building across the street. Like the events it’s about, “Voyeurs” is tough to look away from. Read the whole thing here.
Autobiographical artist Gabrielle Bell recently turned her attention to the process of attending a comic convention … and not just any convention, but Comic-Con International. She goes on to explain her current visits as a professional cartoonist, and also her earliest visit where she obtained free entry by working as a volunteer.
At the beginning, Bell describes the experience as “because there is experiencing a thing and there is drawing comics about that thing and there is reading those comics about that thing, but it’s best not to think about those things in terms of time.”
There are currently five parts, but by all means start with Part One here.
The best webcomics site on the Internet has once again expanded its altcomix all-star roster: Gabrielle Bell’s strip “Manifestation” — about her doomed (and entirely fictional) comics adaptation of Valerie “I Shot Andy Warhol” Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto — is now available for your free reading pleasure at cartoonist and designer Jordan Crane’s online comics clearinghouse What Things Do. In addition to Bell and Crane, the site boasts comics by Sammy Harkham, Jaime Hernandez, Kevin Huizenga, Ted May, John Porcellino, Ron Regé Jr., Steve Weissman, and Dan Zettwoch, as well as mid-century illustrator Abner Dean. Click on over and kill an hour or two.