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Likewise The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag

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Eenagers every bit as terrifying as it is liberating senior year Struggling with a major longing for her ex girlfriend who has gone away to college her parents' post divorce relationship anxiety over the future and all the graphic details of her complicate. I really tried to love this graphic novel but it's too self aware too self indulgent and to

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Ariel Schrag concludes her turbulent ride through high school in the long awaited final volume of her acclaimed series of compelling and strikingly honest autobiographical graphic novels Set in Berkeley California Likewise takes us into the holy grail of t. Wow What a disappointment I loved Potential and Definition but Schrag's senior year comic w تماس us into the holy grail of t. Wow What a disappointment I loved Potential and Definition but Schrag's senior year comic w

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D life Ariel sets out to document everything and everyone And when she discovers James Joyce a whole new world of creativity opens up to her Written with unabashed honesty insight and humor Likewise is a brave account of one teenage girl's search for truth. I loved her earlier books with all my heart This one I can't even finish it's too raw too e An Heiress in Venice (Nights in Venice up to her Written with Secrets of Successful Pharmaceutical Salespeople unabashed honesty insight and humor Likewise is a brave account of one teenage girl's search for truth. I loved her earlier books with all my heart This one I can't even finish it's too raw too e


10 thoughts on “Likewise The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag

  1. says:

    Wow What a disappointment I loved Potential and Definition but Schrag's senior year comic was self indulgent boring repetitive and at 350 pages a chore to get through Even at that length many of the story threads felt like half the information was missing Characters flitted in and out with no introduction or context and there are several pages in which Ariel and a friend seem to be speaking to each other in their own made up language which is never explained for the reader Too much of the book is taken up with Ariel obsessing and obsessing and obsessing over her ex in a really uninteresting way There's also too much meta as Schrag's growing fame from her first books creeps its way into her ability to tell this story the book becomes about itself But not in a good way


  2. says:

    Plans Work on the comic til I die DieThese are the words of Ariel Schrag in her latest comic her magnum opus Likewise Luckily she decided to finish the comic but continue to live This comic is not for everyone maybe not even all lovers of her earlier books Potential Definition and Awkward Yes these books each of which chronicles a different year of high school have their share of teen angst But unless you have been a teenage girl or have a teenage daughter you've probably never seen a meltdown of the proportions Ariel goes through in Likewise and even if you have seen one in life you may not have seen one in printSaid meltdown is in reaction to her continued obsession with the loss of the infinitely unworthy Sally a young woman whose vacillations and mixed signals will be familiar to anyone who has been in a truly bad relationship Schrag flawlessly documents the extreme passion and self loathing of which teenagers are capable; her ongoing struggles with her own internalized homophobia being the most painful aspect However as much as Schrag's uber confessional style begun with Awkward continues to fascinate what makes Likewise really special is the development of her artistic identity Schrag discovers Flaubert and Joyce FYI I have a desire to write a conference paper on Ulysses in Likewise and Fun Home and if I see you presenting a paper on this topic I will consider my idea stolen and you can see her boldly inserting herself into this literary conversation asserting to a friend at one point that she wants to make comics respectable as literature Her inner dialogue which is ongoing often falls into incomplete sentences and almost unintelligible word association She certainly takes to heart Joyce's desire to incorporate everything all of life I love the panels where she draws someone saying This isn't going to be in the comic is it? and proceeds to include everything after answering in the negative Certainly she has come to see the painful part of being a nonfiction writing artist as she recognizes her own tendency to put art above people Luckily she's a very lovable character One of my favorite parts is when she stops in the middle of recording dialogue for the book she documents herself working on both Potential and Likewise and she uses a tape recorder to record both conversations and personal reflections and begins talking to her future self wondering how she is balancing college and working on the comic It's a wonderful meta moment and one especially striking from someone so young


  3. says:

    i will NEVER understand why ueer people like this book not only is much of it TERRIBLE poorly illustrated inside jokes that aren't explained it's pretty full of homophobia this is not a ueer classic it sucks


  4. says:

    This wasexhaustingmaddeninginteriorcrazy makingand kind of wonderful


  5. says:

    Wow could I have picked a inappropriate book to read after a break up? Pretty much all that happens in this whole book is Ariel pining for her ex crying obsessing writing letters deciding whether or not to send letters wondering what her ex thinks of her comic masturbating while reminiscing about the sex they had wearing out every memory through endless replay reading books her ex likes to try to get inside her mind etc I want to say it made me feel less pathetic by comparison but maybe it just opened whole new horizons of indulgent misery to consider Like what if I just did nothing but cry drink smoke and write bad poems about it? you cry drink take upsmoking fire and soaking wetlike try not to thinkOkay no There's no excuse for bad art whatever happens And even with a vulnerability to hideous heartbreak stories this kind of fell flat I did enjoy the use of different drawing techniues to render different states of mind from loose and rough and urgent to a glowing detailed dream state I'd say there are four or five distinct styles through the book But mainly it felt like Schrag didn't have much to say there's not really a story just a lot of agonising There's a lot less narrative and dialogue than the previous books Awkward Definition Potential and a lot of a kind of staccato stream of consciousness semi poetic writing which occasionally works really well but mostly doesn't I got pretty bored with her internalised homophobia arrogance solipsism and writing about writing too


  6. says:

    I really tried to love this graphic novel but it's too self aware too self indulgent and too poorly edited Schrag started reading Ulysses and started tape recording her interactions while working on this the senior year volume of her high school chronicles two factors which presumably had a hand in making this almost unreadable at points in its meticulous recreation of the stupid conversations that all high schoolers have I like my coming of age memoirs with a bit distance and a bit crafting of narrative and characterization unfortunately in recording word for word her conversations with her friends and her tortured 17 year old diary entries Schrag produces what is essentially just a series of semi incoherent Livejournal entries with pictures Frankly I don't think Schrag's work would have gotten the level of attention that it has if there wasn't such a tragic dearth of comic books graphic novels by and about ueer girls But Fun Home this is not


  7. says:

    This did not really appeal to me It was toowordy for one and the words were often confused and jumbled and Ariel really dwelled way too much on her relationship with Sally – which she just wasn’t getting over Maybe I’d have gotten into this if I were still dwelling myself but I’m not At one point Sally is telling Ariel that she always liked her because she was such a cool person and I wanted to think so too but I just wasn’t seeing what it was that was so great Nor – during Ariel’s whole discussion of what “It” was and what it means to have “It” a certain coolness not possessed by everyone – could I see what Ariel or Sally or any of their friends had that made them particularly hip or cool or whatever What Ariel has or had in her high school years is time to obsess and an autobiographical graphic novelcomic is probably a good place to do that I ended up skimming this because I could only get into some of it and there was so much repetition


  8. says:

    Oh how brilliant this would've been if it had been a couple hundred pages shorter Following in the footsteps of Potential this chronicles Schrag's last year of high school but spends time dwelling singularly on her struggle to finish writing and drawing Potential and her turbulent relationship with her 1st girlfriend who is also her 1st ex girlfriend Potential managed to have just the right amount of high school angst mixed with her sexual explorations while Likewise is angst drawn and written while angsting over angsty things It has its good moments they just happened to be buried somewhere in the 400 page count the book's only real crime is it's length But it's worth it just for Schrag's still present humor and storytelling flair If you skip over some sections though no one will blame you


  9. says:

    I loved her earlier books with all my heart This one I can't even finish it's too raw too emotionally painful and far too stream of consciousness and meandering I'm sad that it didn't work for me I think that in a lot of ways it felt self indulgent I was on page 200 something and nothing had happened except a lot of wallowing in loneliness for Sally I found the drawing to be interesting than in the earlier work which is why I gave it two stars despite not finishing it Schrag is taking some chances here both with the text and in my eyes successfully with the drawing I think this was probably cathartic to write I'm holding out for the next one whatever it will be


  10. says:

    You know i really liked awkward and definition potential was a little slower and less compelling but likewiseit's not that it's bad it's that i already went through that sort of awful solitary world shattering breakup and i don't particularly want to relive it through a graphic novel plus you know i still keep falling for bad girls not bad in general just bad for me and this is so entrenched in her one non relationship fallout that it makes me mortified for her and uncomfortable and because of that loses a lot of the wit and fun cultural commentary that were in the earlier books


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