Synopses & Reviews
Phoebe Gloeckner's first book collects her highly praised autobiographical accounts of a teenage girl's loss of innocence through sex, drugs, rape, and AIDS.
"Gloeckner is a legendary figure in underground comics....Gloeckner's drawings combine a labored precision with a wild, often satirical expressiveness."-Roxane Farmanfarmanian, Publisher's Weekly, August 31, 1998
"Phoebe Gloeckner's A Child's Life and Other Stories is as perfect a publishing project as we're likely to see this calendar year: it collects short stories, both new and previously-published, from a period of over 20 years; the stories are consistently interesting and some are downright excellent; and the experience of reading all of the work in one place creates an artistic whole greater than the sum of its parts."-Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Journal, No. 207, September 1998
About the Author
Phoebe Gloeckner was born in Philadelphia and raised in San Francisco. Her comics first appeared in underground publications when she was in her teens. Gloeckner is also author/illustrator of the critically acclaimed Diary of a Teenage Girl, published by North Atlantic Books in 2003. In addition to paintings and comics, she has made award-winning short films.