Presentation followed by Q & A. Takes place via Zoom on July 9, 2021 at 5 PM.
You will be emailed a receipt after registering. The Zoom details will be included as a download from this email receipt.
Phoebe Gloeckner is a cartoonist, visual artist, and author. She was born in Philadelphia and raised in San Francisco. Her books include A Child’s Life and Other Stories and The Diary of a Teenage Girl; an Account in Words and Pictures. The Diary of a Teenage Girl was adapted for the screen and produced as a film in 2015. Directed by Marielle Heller, and starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Kristen Wiig, the film opened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Cartoonist R. Crumb described a story in A Child’s Life as “one of the comic book masterpieces of all time.” In a New York Times profile of Gloeckner, author Peggy Orenstein said, “Gloeckner is arguably the brightest light among a small cadre of semi-autobiographical cartoonists who are creating some of the edgiest work about young women’s lives in any medium.”
Gloeckner was awarded a Guggenheim for her work on her current project, a multimodal novel about a family living about 300 yards from the US border in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
She is a professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design.
This residency is an opportunity for cartoonists/graphic novelists* to focus on their work and interact with accomplished peers. You may be ready to start a new piece, or come with a project that’s already underway. If you plan to come with work-in-progress, please bring work that is not so close to completion that you can’t benefit from critique or suggestion.
We will spend the earlier part of the day working on our projects and join later in the afternoon or evening for group discussion and critique. I’ll also meet regularly with individual artists.
* particularly “auteur” creators; those who are the author of both the images and textual elements of their work.
Phoebe Gloeckner is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers