Preview: ‘No Ivy League’
Yesterday we brought you an interview with Hazel Newlevant, creator of the graphic memoir No Ivy League. Today we’re bringing you an extended preview, so you can see the story for yourself. This is a young adult comic about Newlevant’s first job, pulling ivy in public parks. Here’s how she described the story in our interview:
It’s about the summer when I was 17 and I got my first job pulling ivy in Portland Parks and Recs. It was really an experience for me because I was homeschooled and I had sort of a sheltered upbringing, and I felt like this job forced me out into the real world. I wanted to make friends, but I made a lot of missteps and generally didn’t fit in. I was living in a very white community, but this job involved working with a lot more kids who went to high school, and more people of color, so yeah, I learned a lot about my own privilege. Also I had a big crush on my boss, who was 32, so that’s a sub-theme.
And here’s the preview. Enjoy!
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About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor, a newspaper reporter, and assistant to the mayor of a small city. In addition to editing GC4K, she is a regular columnist for SLJ, a contributing editor at ICv2, an editor at Smash Pages, and a writer for Publishers Weekly. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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