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Girl on film: a graphic novel memoir

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Publisher:
Archaia,
Pub. Date:
2019.
Language:
English
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Follow novelist Cecil Castellucci in this insightful memoir of making art, the nature of memory, and being a teenager in 80s New York City. One thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artisté. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then in 1980 the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn't allowed to see that movie. It was rated R and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid. Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist, and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl, Star Wars: Moving Target), Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from the youngest age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of filmmaking, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves. Praise for Girl on Film More than a life story, it's an account of how to live an artist's life even when it looks like your artistic ambitions are grandiose and impractical. In fact, Castellucci shows, your artistic ambitions are pretty much guaranteed to be grandiose and impractical. That doesn't matter. What matters is how you live with your big dreams, what you give up for them, what you hang onto and what you let go. - NPR ...a story that's simultaneously sweet and provoking: more than a mere autobiography, Girl on Film demands that we ask ourselves how we narrate our own life and its meaning. - Boing Boing
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Last Grouping Update2020-03-12 04:11:32AM
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Lafuente, Joana,
Leta, Vicky,
Quigley, Kieran,
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subject_facet
Autobiographical comics
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Castellucci, Cecil, -- 1969- -- Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Creative ability -- Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Nonfiction comics
Storytelling -- Comic books, strips, etc
Women authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Women cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
title_displayGirl on film : a graphic novel memoir
title_fullGirl on film : a graphic novel memoir [graphic nonfiction] / written by Cecil Castellucci ; illustrated by Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg ; colored by Kieran Quigley & Joana Lafuente ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino
title_shortGirl on film
title_suba graphic novel memoir
topic_facetCartoonists
Castellucci, Cecil
Creative ability
Storytelling
Women authors, American
Women cartoonists