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Comic Con

Come see me at NY Comic Con, and say hi. I’ll be speaking on a panel 10/4 at 11:00 AM at the New York Public Library.

Graphic Novels, Mental Health and the Challenges that Inspire Authors.

Hope to see you there.

Yes I am working.

Most of my updates are happening for the moment on facebook or twitter. I will
still update periodically here too and there is a new comic coming. I have the script!

Work continues

Albeit slowly on the new book. Been having LOTS of problems with my drawing arm.

Writing

A note to say I’ve been busy writing and rewriting. Working on the new book. It’s taking longer than I expected. On the plus side for procrastination I wrote a new web comic which I’m drawing. So hopefully something new sometime this Summer.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming

Hi, just a quick note to say I’m here and TRACED is still alive, albeit in percolation mode. Yes more comics are coming as is a NEW BOOK. Well, at least that’s what I’m working on. More details coming soon and hopefully a few drawings. I actually have a whole first chapter written and drawn but I have a feeling the whole thing is changing so I’m gonna wait on it a little.

Auf Deutsch!

For anyone in Germany I will be doing a radio interview, in German (yes I speak it, but written German is terrible) on SUNDAY OCTOBER 30th beginning 6:10 – 6:15 German local time on Radio Eins / RBB !!!! And don’t forget to get the German version of the book at your local book store or AMAZON.DE right here!

Dreams Come True

End of year lists are here and How I Made it to Eighteen’s recently been included on
The Texas Library Association Maverick Graphic Novel Reading list
And
Graphic Novel Reporter’s 2010 Favorites

And some of the students I visited in Miami had this to say from an article in the Miami Herald:
“I was cynical about it because I thought it was going to be about some girl whining all the time,” said the senior. “But I was able to read it in one sitting. The way the story flows doesn’t let you stop, and if the author got me into it, she did her job.”

“I was not going to read it,” she said. “I thought it was a dumb comic, but even though there aren’t a lot of words, she said a lot with the few words she used and the drawings were powerful and intense.”

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I can’t believe how much support How I Made it to Eighteen has gotten. It’s been a dream year for me.

Review

THE COMICS JOURNAL
Fade To Blank: How I Made It To Eighteen
“As a work of art, How I Made It To Eighteen is remarkable in its restraint and starkly beautiful in its execution.” Read more.

yay!

How I Made it to Eighteen is reprinting!

More Reviews

COMIXOLOGY
It includes interviews with friends, transcripts of hospital records, flashbacks, and an unflinching perspective on relationships both positive and negative.
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SMITHSONIAN: BOOK DRAGON
Parents will certainly shudder reading this. But read it they should: White/Black (she is so very clever!) can certainly offer some life lessons for both teenagers and their parents.
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LONG ISLAND PRESS
Tracy White’s new memoir graphic novel…shows just how far the world of comics has come. Simple line drawings, delicate and wispy, convey the mood of the book: unstable.
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MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
How I Made It to Eighteen (is) both fascinating and informative, and I believe it could open up interesting conversations between mothers and their daughters aged 14 and up.
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FLEEN
How I Made It to Eighteen demands multiple readings, and will stand as one of the most striking memoirs of mental illness and recovery ever written. ”
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Washington Post Interview

Is here.

Fleen Review

FLEEN
How I Made It to Eighteen demands multiple readings, and will stand as one of the most striking memoirs of mental illness and recovery ever written. ”
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Reviews

How I Made it to Eighteen will be coming out June 8, 2010. A date that has seemed so far away for so long and suddenly it’s almost here. As of today the book has had three reviews:

VOYA
More honest than Cut…, more intriguing even than Girl, Interrupted, White’s novel uses stark black-and-white imagery to construct her frank and honest story of a fraught adolescence.”
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BookList
White tells a compelling and highly textured story (based on her own experiences) of learning to adjust to psychotherapy and bulimia in this graphic-novel story of small, angry 17-year-old high-school graduate Stacy Black.
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Publisher’s Weekly
White’s very simple hand-drawn, b&w artistic style enhances the personal touch of the work, creating the effect of an illustrated diary.
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Booklist Review

Review in 4/15 Booklist (booklist is published by the American Library Association)

White tells a compelling and highly textured story (based on her own experiences) of learning to adjust to psychotherapy and bulimia in this graphic-novel story of small, angry 17-year-old high-school graduate Stacy Black. In addition to seeing Stacy’s world—confined mostly to the residential psychiatric hospital where she is a patient—from her viewpoint, we are provided with accounts by four of her friends: one from childhood, a second from boarding school, another from her recent life before therapy, and the fourth from a fellow patient. Flat black-and-white images are highly expressive of Stacy’s emotions, and the dense text panels and word balloons offer both background and cadence for the narrative. Dedicated graphic-novel readers may need to slow down to absorb the tiny print, but this is nonetheless an excellent crossover title for readers searching for an authentic account of psychotherapy, bulimia, and dealing with weighty physical and emotional issues. — Francisca Goldsmith EndFragment

events

  • Oct 4, 2018

    NY Comic Con

    NYPL

    Graphic Novels, Mental Health and the Challenges that Inspire Authors

    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM




book

  • How I Made It to Eighteen - By Tracy White

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