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About Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. In 1998 She began to collect her “Book of” miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I’m Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released her autobiographical series Lucky, published by Drawn and Quarterly. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she has contributed to McSweeneys, Bookforum, The Believer, and Vice Magazine. The title story of Bell’s book, “Cecil and Jordan in New York” has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. Bell’s graphic novel, The Voyeurs, was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and the Atlantic. Her first full-length graphic memoir, Everything is Flammable, will be published in hardcover by Uncivilized Books in June 2017. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2011 6:16 am

    Dear Gabrielle,

    Thanks for your inscriptions yesterday in Amiens. You probably saw 50 or more fans and forgot about me ;-( so here is a try, say a second step. We met just before you went to lunch on saturday. When you draw you’re like embrassing the sheet so there is no way to communicate, or maybe there is, but when we bumped into each other again at the cafeteria, large blue eyes and tricky smile, I was amazed!
    My blog adress (mostly in french) is an invitation to comment my work, I would love to write some lines for you.
    Anyway, back in Paris or across the ocean, short stories are good(s) for diary.

    Eyes wide puckered


  2. August 10, 2011 5:16 pm

    Hi Gabrielle. It was a pleasure to meet you last night. Your artwork is beautiful. Next time I go to NY I’ll look for your comics. I feel Lucky too. Houman.

  3. Anonymous permalink
    August 10, 2011 5:36 pm

    why is mail for gabrielle comin to me?

  4. October 25, 2011 1:01 pm

    I was happy to receive two of your books in the mail the other day, “Lucky” which I have yet to start, and “When I’m Old and Other Stories”. I love it when the babysitter suddenly learns to fly. It’s just what I was secretly wanting for her, only I didn’t know it was possible. But you did. Very sweet.

  5. January 4, 2012 3:40 pm

    At what resolution do you scan your work? I want my scans to be as clear as yours, but I’m not there yet.

  6. August 4, 2012 9:28 am

    Good job making comics.

  7. Jack White permalink
    June 26, 2013 6:41 pm

    I <3 U

  8. Natasha permalink
    July 18, 2013 12:07 pm

    I really like Lucky. Particulary the part about talking to people; it chafes. Couldn’t find a way to express it (i just don’t like people isn’t a satisfying answer, so it seems), and you described it perfectly (luckily or sadly, depends who reads it :) ). Had to laugh at the panel which you said not seeing people makes you even more awkward… Haha, it does! Then a friendly hello from a storeclerq is enough social interaction to last another week. Also like your other works, but this one is closer to me. It inspires me to make more work and a little more personal, even if I’m not some super duper happy social butterfly networking queen. Anyway, thanks and keep at it. x natasha

  9. July 21, 2014 12:29 am

    Hi, I’m new to this blog, but not to Word Press. I write about my travels, hikes and other experiences on, which, for the time being, goes directly to my blog, righteousbruin.
    I got quite a kick out of Siberia-very basic, and very humourous,like a Monty Python film, or a song by Weird Al Yankovic, both of which I enjoy immensely.

  10. October 15, 2014 2:24 am

    Hey there! I just wanted to say that I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Why? Well, that’s because I like reading your blog. Here’s the post if you wish to see:

  11. Timothy permalink
    August 5, 2015 1:08 am

    Hey…its Timothy the train man. I finally got a chance to check your train series. I totally dug the nothing o’clock series. Hahaha especially when the girl is raving about how a dead phone will not allow all the people that do not call her already still not allow her to call her. Anyways hope all is going well in Minnesota :)

  12. August 23, 2015 10:58 pm

    I tried to subscribe to your newsletter but never received a confirmation.

  13. Sam Chodosh permalink
    December 11, 2016 1:21 am

    I’m still laughing about voles and care Bears
    I won’t Google them

  14. October 10, 2017 10:30 pm

    Hi Gabrielle,
    I have been feeling down and re-reading ‘Truth is fragmentary’ makes me feel so much better and more connected. You are great. Thanks for everything

  15. fortysixhundred permalink
    November 24, 2017 1:48 pm

    i wrote a bunch of hateful comments about you on the internet to try and pull you off the pedestal id put you on. i dont know if you saw them, i mostly wanted other people to see them because i thought it would make me feel better about myself. they werent true. i am an unhinged person. i want to say sorry but then i think about this if you didnt see them then nvm

    • December 23, 2017 3:13 am

      Please stop and take them down. If you’re trying to hurt me, you’ve succeeded.

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