I was watching SexTV one evening, and they were interviewing a comic book writer/illustrator, named Phoebe Gloeckner. She has written "A Child's Life" and "Diary of a Teenage Girl", both of which had varying reviews from "genious!" to being called a protrayal of child abuse. Many of the storylines are very sexual, and even though it is a young girl as the main character, it is not felt by her as a "bad" thing that happened, but rather just part of life. Has anyone else seen that particular episode of SexTV or read the books? Here is the website about the books. What is your opinion? Too risqué? Brilliant? http://www.ravenblond.com/pgloeckner/Posts: 33 | From: Ice Castle, Canada | Registered: Jan 2002
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Gloecker's brilliant, but very dark. She has a background as a medical illustrator, and it shows in her obsessively precise and detailed art.
She's very preoccupied with issues of abuse, gender, and teenage sexuality. She tells some rough, vivid stories from her own life. I have to admit I haven't gotten around to purchasing her new book yet, partially cause of cash-flow problems, and partially 'cause her work tends to be so depressing.
She should be highly-placed on any list of female writers & artists who deal frankly and honestly with sexuality issues.
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