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Postponed — Inappropriate and Inexcusable: Gabrielle Bell and Liana Finck Talk Comics with Tahneer Oksman


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Tuesday, 7:00 pm EDT April 28, 2020

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To celebrate the releases of Gabrielle Bell’s Inappropriate (Uncivilized Books) and Liana Finck’s Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self (Penguin Random House), the cartoonists will engage in a conversation moderated by Tahneer Oksman on their artistic styles and use of illustration to tell stories about themselves.



  • Gabrielle Bell - Carla Cain-Walther

    Gabrielle Bell

    Gabrielle Bell

    Gabrielle Bell’s work has been selected several times for Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and has been featured in McSweeney’s, The Believer, Bookforum and Vice magazines. Her story, “Cecil and Jordan In New York,” was turned into a film by Michel Gondry. The Voyeurs was named one of the best Graphic Novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. Gabrielle Bell currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Liana Finck - Carla Cain-Walther

    Liana Finck

    Liana Finck

    Liana Finck is the author of Passing for Human and a regular contributor to the New Yorker. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. She has had artist residencies with MacDowell, Yaddo, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Willapa Bay.

  • _Tahneer Oksman c. Amy Farber - Carla Cain-Walther

    Tahneer Oksman

    Tahneer Oksman

    Tahneer Oksman (she/her) is a writer, teacher, and scholar. Her interests revolve around comics and visual rhetoric, contemporary women’s literature, memoir studies, journalism and writing, and Jewish American literature and culture. She is an Associate Professor of Academic Writing at Marymount Manhattan College, where she teaches classes in writing, literature, and journalism (cultural criticism). Currently, she is co-editing a multi-disciplinary Special Issue of Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, titled, “What’s Jewish About Death?”, and also working on a new book exploring memoirs about grief and why we read them. She lives in Brooklyn, with her partner and two kids, and loves talking about podcasts.