Diary of a Teenage Girl Exhibition
Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
The first New York art exhibit of Phoebe Gloeckner’s original artwork from her hit graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl is on view at 3-Legged Dog’s gallery, the Tube, in conjunction with Marielle Heller’s play adaptation of Gloeckner’s novel.
The exhibit includes 24 full-page illustrations and sequential art pages from the graphic novel, in addition to comics that Gloeckner drew when she was a teenage girl, and some of her more recent work. The original art pages, created with brush, pen, and occasional photo-collage, offer a behind-the-scenes look at the book’s creation, including a deleted scene and penciled notes on possible alternate dialogue.
The exhibit, assembled by Bill Roundy (former chief curator of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art), is designed to compliment the performance at 3-Legged Dog, revealing a few scenes and characters who appear only offstage.
Phoebe Gloeckner, the recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim fellowship, is an American cartoonist, illustrator, painter and novelist. Her comics work, in the form of short stories published in a variety of underground anthologies including Wimmen’s Comix, Weirdo, Young Lust and Twisted Sisters was sporadic and rarely seen until the 1998 release of the collection A Child’s Life and Other Stories. This was followed by her 2002 novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl, which revisited the troubled life of the young character previously featured in some of her comics, this time in an unusual combination of prose, illustration, and short comics scenes.
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