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Meeting Alison

14/03/2014

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.

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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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