Saturday, March 2, 2013
Getting Married and Other Mistakes
Reading with Barbara Slate, graphic novelist
The Bookstore, Lenox, 4–5:30 p.m.

Barbara Slate will be reading from her semiautobiographical graphic novel, Getting Married and Other Mistakes (Other Press, 2012), the story of a woman who trusted everybody’s voices except her own. Ms. Slate will talk about her career in the fiercely male-dominated, super-spandexed world of comic books and how, by being the voice for Barbie, Betty, Veronica, Angel Love, Pocahontas, and many more, she was able to get her own voice heard. Barbara’s tale begins in the early ’70s with her creation of Ms. Liz, the first feminist greeting card.

Barbara Slate has written over three hundred comic books and graphic novels for DC, Marvel, Archie, and Disney. She is profiled in the seminal work A Century of Women Cartoonists. Barbara teaches the art of the graphic novel in schools and libraries, using her critically acclaimed textbook You Can Do a Graphic Novel. (at Amazon)