Part A: Author Biography
Ariel Schrag. Ariel Schrag – Books. http://www.arielschrag.com/books. Published 2017. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This website provides us with a list of books that Ariel has written. It also provides us with a description of each book.
Johnson, Melanie. My So-Called Comic. An Interview With Ariel Schrag. http://www.sequentialtart.com/archive/aug99/schrag.shtml. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This link provides us with information on why she decided to write about her different experiences. Also, why she chose to pursue comic book writing.
N.A. FIT Words Presents: Ariel Schrag. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=618&v=WN6nAeGmoNQ. Published on December 2, 2014. Accessed on July 29, 2018. The link provides us with an interview with Ariel on how she wrote her comic books, also it gives us inside information on her writing.
N.A. Ariel Schrag’s Potential: The Video Comic. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeKv3rfZC_w. Published on June 25, 2008. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This link provides us with Ariel’s high and lows through writing. It also talks about why she talked about who she was inside.
Schatz, Kate. Ariel Schrag: Comic books of Berkeley High. SFGate. https://www.sfgate.com/thingstodo/article/Ariel-Schrag-Comic-books-of-Berkeley-High-3284165.php. Published on Thursday May 15, 2008. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This link provides us information on the comics that she wrote about her High School experience and why she chose to write.
Schrag, Ariel. “Press”. Ariel Schrag. http://www.arielschrag.com/press. Web. 2017.Accessed on July 29, 2018. Contains quotes and reviews of Ariel’s past works.
Schrag, Ariel. Twitter. https://twitter.com/arielschrag?lang=en. Web. 2009.Accessed on July 29, 2018. Contains images and media of Ariel Schrag.
The Comic Bug. “The Comic Bug @ West Hollywood Book Fair 2010”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvR2QJ6L7SU. Web. 08 Oct 2010. Accessed on July 29, 2018. A video of Ariel and other comic artist talking in a panel talking about their experience in the industry.
Unknown. “Ariel Schrag Comics Reading in Kingston, NY”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XogHQXqWXKk. Web. 21 Apr 2013.Accessed on July 29, 2018. One of Ariel Schrag media appearances reading a short comic to an audience.
“Ariel Schrag’s Potential: The Video Comic”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeKv3rfZC_w. Web. 25 June 2008. Accessed on July 29, 2018. Ariel Schrag promotes her video comic that is available online.
Dalmas, Jeremy. “Interview Talking about teenagers and comics with author Ariel Schrag” KALW. http://www.kalw.org/post/interview-talking-about-teenagers-and-comics-author-ariel-schrag#stream/0. Web. 11 Aug 2015. Accessed on July 29, 2018. An interview featuring Ariel Schrag with the audio and written backlog of the recording available. It is about Ariel’s experience writing comics and her recent work at the time, “Adam”.
Part B: Graphic Memoir Analysis
Beaudette, Teghan. Nearly 70% of university students battle loneliness during school
year,survey says N.d. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/university-loneliness-back-to-school-1.3753653. Loneliness can be a big part of anyone high school experience has there are factors that can lead to someone feeling isolated. This loneliness is real and can have a very big impact on the young person’s life. The following link is a news article by CBC to give some insight into effect of loneliness in Canada.
Lee, Hope. The pros and cons of reading a graphic novel (from a novice graphic novel reader). 16 April 2016. Posted on April 16, 2016 by. 15 July 2018. https://bound2books.co/2016/04/16/the-pros-and-cons-of-reading-a-graphic-novel-from
a-novice-graphic-novel-reader/. The pros and cons of reading a graphic novel (from a novice graphic novel reader)” which can get some insight to the unique experience of reading a graphic novel.
Makeing The Most of your Campus Experience. n.d. 17 July 2018. http://teenmentalhealth.org/transitions/. The link above leads to an article that gives tips on how to make connections within a new community. This can be relatable to young adults as it brings them out of their comfort zones and allows them to explore new opportunities.
N.A. Hellboy 2004- Scott McCloud’s Guide to Understanding Comics. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF3tHx1Cu3Y. Published: August 8, 2017. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This link provides a great description and breakdown of how to understand and view comics.
N.A. Likewise, Define Likewise at Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/likewise. Accessed on July 29, 2018. There are many ways that people can use the word “Likewise.” This link is one definition that someone can use the word Likewise.
N.A. Urban Dictionary: Likewise. Urban Dictionary. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Likewise. Published March 18, 2015. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This link provides us with a second way people can use the word Likewise. This can be used in a positive or a negative way.
Savedge, Jenn. How to get connected in your community. 9 August 2016. 24 July 2018. https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/how-get-connected-your-community. The link above is a great resource that helps understand a teens mental state when going through transitions.
Shady Side Academy. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRAeOgetJjY. Published April 30, 2015. Accessed on July 29, 2018. I picked this link because I think it relates to the comic well. Also, all the tips that the speaker gives for high school is what Ariel had to go through.
TheStreet Staff. TheStreet. https://www.thestreet.com/video/13196368/gay-marriage-legalized-a-look-at-the-history-of-the-gay-rights-movement.html. Published June 26, 2015. Accessed on July 29, 2018. The link gives a good overview of how gay rights have improved over the years. The link also gives us an idea that more work has to be done.
Wildhaber, Julie. Understanding Voice and Tone in Writing. Quick and Dirty Tips. https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/understanding-voice-and-tone-in-writing. Published: July 1, 2010. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This link is really helpful describing how voice and tone can impact your writing. This relates to “Likewise” because I feel that Ariel uses a lot of these techniques in her story.
Part C: Technical Aspect
Whitbrook, James. Jackson, Gordon. “10 Examples of Comics Art so Good, They Don’t Need Words to Tell Story”. Io9. https://io9.gizmodo.com/10-examples-of-comics-art-so-good-they-dont-need-words-1721784144. Web. 03 Aug 2015. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This article shows examples of how comics can convey messages and feelings with minimum words to accompany it.
Kennedy, Mark. “Comic Book Inking and the Use of Black Areas”. Seven Camels. http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/2012/12/comic-book-inking-and-use-of-black-areas.html. Web. 24 Dec 2012. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This article writes about the use of color versus the use of only black inking in comics and the messages they can relay to the reader.
Cabal, Carlos Gomes. “Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Create Movement and Action”. Envato Tuts Plus. https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/cartoon-fundamentals-how-to-create-movement-and-action–vector-19904. Web. 04 Dec 2013. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This article writes about fundamentals used when comics want to show action and movement across the panels.
Unknown. “Characterization: says, thinks, does…”. Classroom Comics. https://classroomcomics.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/characterization-says-thinks-does/. Web. 26 Oct 2010. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This article goes in depth on how comics can show characterization through direct and indirect approaches.
Clough, Rob. “Self-Portrait of the Artist: Likewise” High Low Comics. http://highlowcomics.blogspot.com/2009/05/self-portrait-of-artist-likewise.html. Web. 14 May 2009. Accessed on July 29, 2018. This article is an in depth review of “Likewise” and talks about the significance of various scenes in the graphic novel.
Schrag, Ariel. “Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag”. Torchstone. Book. Apr 2009. Accessed on July 29, 2018. All images of the graphic novel in these posts were pictures taken from inside the book.