Ariel Schrag

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Ariel Schrag
Ariel Schrag.jpg
Ariel Schrag at the WeHo Book Fair 2010
Born (1979-12-29) December 29, 1979 (age 37)
Berkeley, California
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
Notable works
Definition, Awkward, Potential, Likewise
http://www.arielschrag.com/

Ariel Schrag (born December 29, 1979) is an American cartoonist and television writer who achieved critical recognition at an unusually early age for her autobiographical comics.

Career[edit]

While attending Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California, Schrag self-published her first comic series, Awkward, depicting events from her freshman year, originally selling copies to friends and family.[1] Slave Labor Graphics subsequently reprinted Awkward as a graphic novel, followed by three more books based on her next three years of school: Definition, Potential, and Likewise. The books were republished by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in 2008 and 2009. The books tell stories of family life, going to concerts, experimenting with drugs, high school crushes, and coming out as bisexual and later as lesbian.[2]

Killer Films is producing a movie adaptation of Potential; Schrag has written the screenplay.[1]

Schrag graduated from high school in 1998. She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in English in 2003,[1] and has continued to work as a cartoonist.

The documentary Confession: A Film About Ariel Schrag was released in 2004. It explores the then-23-year-old Schrag's world in which she "negotiates fame, obsesses about disease, and discusses the way she sees as a dyke comic book artist."[3]

Schrag was a writer for the third and fourth seasons of the Showtime series The L Word,[2][4] and for the second season of the HBO series How To Make It In America.[5]

Schrag was listed in The Advocate's list of "Forty under Forty" out media professionals in its June–July 2009 issue.[6]

Schrag is a part-time faculty at The New School and has been teaching Creative Thesis & Lit. Project and Graphic Novel in the writing program.[7]

Schrag participates in in both Yaddo and Radar Lab as a writing artist.[7][8]

Bibliography[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pincus, Robert L. (July 27, 2008). "The comic chronicles, a la Ariel Schrag – it's the story of her life in high school". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  2. ^ a b Schatz, Kate (May 15, 2008). "Ariel Schrag: Comic books of Berkeley High". San Francisco Chronicle. p. G-24. 
  3. ^ Confession: A Film About Ariel Schrag at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ O'Neill, Heather A (May 9, 2007). "Interview With Ariel Schrag". AfterEllen.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ http://www.arielschrag.com/filmtv/
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-05-07.  Forty Under 40: Arts
  7. ^ a b "Ariel Schrag". www.newschool.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Writers". Yaddo. 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 

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