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Meeting Alison


This is the trailer for The Curioseum – what do you think? I was pretty excited to see all my illustrations animated, albeit in a low-fi way.

Also, I gave Alison Bechdel my Metro comic, the one with her in it.


She seemed pretty excited to see herself there, and she accepted my bundle of Let Me Be Frank comics, but I think I scared her with my enthusiasm. When I saw her at the NZ comics panel the next day she looked a little guarded and apologised for not reading my comics yet. I told her it was ok – she could throw them in the recycling if she liked – but I hope she doesn’t. I felt a bit sorry for her – she probably has half-crazed cartoonists foisting comics on her all the time and she’s too nice a person to tell us to piss off. We view her as a good luck charm, a portal to our own future success. We want a little piece of her to emulsify our own private spells. But she’s just another person on holiday who’d rather not have to pay for extra baggage at the airport.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. racheljfenton permalink
    14/03/2014 4:20 pm

    This is a cracking photo of you both – she will love your work!

  2. Rosetta permalink
    14/03/2014 5:20 pm

    Some people get just as excited about meeting you, you know.

  3. 15/03/2014 9:29 am

    Lovely Sarah. Nice to see the animation too, I love those soldiers.

  4. 27/03/2014 4:27 am

    Reblogged this on Panther Red and commented:
    I wish I’d been in New Zealand to see brilliant young cartoonist Sarah E. Laing meet her hero, comics titan Alison Bechdel.

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