Being in Pictures included in the new book Graphic Subjects

Graphic Subjects Book Cover Joanne Leonard’s Being in Pictures: An Intimate Photo Memoir (University of Michigan Press 2008) is the subject of an essay by Domna Stanton in Graphic Subjects: Critical Writing on Autobiography and Graphic Novels, edited by Michael Chaney, University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. Graphic Subjects is unusual collection of essays that is, as a blurb on the book’s jacket says, “more thorough than anything else in print” on the combined subjects of autobiography and comics. Also featured in the book’s essays are chapters concerning well known graphic novel/autobiographies including Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan More’s Watchmen, Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and Phoebe Gloeckner’s A Child’s Life and The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

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