Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge
Holy crap! This is a terrific comic which tells the story of an absolutely amazing life. Although maybe the least important to the overall story (it’s largely about her battle to educate women about birth control in the face of censorship and fear from cops, the church and politicians) I was most stunned to see she was a long-time lover of H. G. Wells. Written and drawn by Peter Bagge, one of the best smartest and funniest cartoonists I’ve ever seen.
I just posted this on Facebook which I now realize is going to attract probably at least a smattering political comments from people who are opposed to abortion rights, or passionately pro-religion and just kinda want to fight every time “Planned Parenthood” gets mentioned. Ugh. I’m strongly strongly in favor of Planned Parenthood so I want to argue those people.
But honestly, even if you for some reason have issues with Sanger or PP —- this is an amazing book regardless. It does not spare Sanger for being egocentric, a control freak, cold and sometimes downright neglectful to her children and certainly her husbands.
Bagge is amazing cartoonist. He did Hate with Buddy Bradley — one of the funniest comics I have ever read with two of my top favorite comedy moments from any medium. He worked with Crumb in the 80s. He wrote “Yeah!” which was about an all girl pop band that was only popular on alien planets. And lately (last 10 years) he’s turned history buff and spent time telling the human side of famous historical stories (lots of American Revolution stuff).
Whatever: I just finished this book and it’s incredible. Everyone buy it. And if you are a progressive-minded nerd female who likes words, then holy shit you should buy it 10 times.
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The Huffington Post featured the video Chioke Nassor and I created for Above Average!
I am quoting my actual father in my parts of this.
La Ronde (play)
dude who wrote this also wrote the book that became Eyes Wide Shut.
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why am i smiling? i don’t know. instinctually know that this is going to be hilarious
"Abraham Lincoln becomes an Assistant Manager at Hot Topic"
(by Avery Monsen)
lincoln’s arms are not his arms. the hat is pulled off by wire. insane and great.