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Ariel Schrag

Website: www.arielschrag.com

Bio: Ariel Schrag was born in 1979 in Berkeley, California. She is the author of the graphic novels Awkward, Definition, Potential and Likewise, which chronicle her four years at Berkeley High School. Potential was nominated for an Eisner award and is currently being developed into a feature film. The books are published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster.

Schrag is also the editor of and a contributor to the anthology Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age, published by Viking.

Schrag was a writer for seasons 3 and 4 of the hit Showtime series The L Word.

She lives in Los Angeles.


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Awkward and Definition: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag
Likewise: The High School Comics Chronicles of Ariel Schrag
Potential: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag
Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age


RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES

PRISM TO EXHIBIT AT WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR SUNDAY, SEPT. 26
[News, Posted 9/22/10]
Prism to exhibit at West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 26th. The Book Fair runs from 10 am to 6 pm at The West Hollywood Park 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Blvd. We'll be booth D25 on the basketball courts near the Comics and Graphic Novels Pavilion. Michael Troy, Steve MacIsaac, Ariel Schrag, Will O. Tyler (aka Lynx Delirium) and others will appear to sign books. Parking is available at the Pacific Design Center - enter from Melrose. For more information please see the West Hollywood Book Fair website: http://www.westhollywoodbookfair.org

STAN'S SOAPBOX: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
[Queer Eye on Comics, Posted 11/8/09]
Stan’s Soapbox Hey True Believers! It’s David “Stan”-ley here, you ever lovin’ Editor-In-Chief of “Queer Eye on Comics” with the first Spectacular LGBT Comics Holiday Gift-Giving Guide ever to come out of Prism's House of Ideas with only the latest and greatest recommendations from Yours Truly! What, you say? You have it all and besides, only Irving Forbush shops this early? Bah-Humbug! In the past year, we’ve been clobbered with lotsa new product you haveta get! Roberto…

DAVID'S SUPER-BELATED COMIC-CON 2009 WRAP-UP PART I!
[News, Posted 8/4/09]
Having finally recovered (physically, at least--who knows if I shall ever recover mentally) from my whirlwind experience at San Diego Comic-Con Int'l 2009, I'm ready to present my final wrap-up report. Yes, I know the world's moved on, as it should, but I'm feeling nostalgic about it now, so let's take a look back through the mists of time to a couple of weekends back. Continuing from my initial Con report, I arrived back at the Con on Friday morning in time for Prism's second panel, "True…

JUSTIN HALL'S COMIC-CON TRUE CONFESSIONS PANEL REPORT!
[News, Posted 7/28/09]
Howdy there, queer comics aficionados! Justin Hall here, doing a write-up about the Friday panel, True Confessions: LGBT Slice of Life Stories. OK, now I know I’m decidedly biased about this panel because I was on it and helped set it up, but what can I say, it was freaking awesome. It’s funny, because during the lead up to the Con, it was the one I was most worried about. I thought we wouldn’t have enough people for the panel, and there was a whole lot of behind-the-scenes…

THE LATEST PRISM BOOTH & EVENT SCHEDULE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON [UPDATED!]
[News, Posted 7/23/09]
Hey kids! San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 got underway Wednesday night with a super-successful Preview Night. You can follow all the queer happenings at the Con by swinging by the Prism booth,#2146 and picking up a copy of The Gay Agenda, or downloading and printing your own copy ahead of time. See you there!


RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES

24-YEAR HISTORY OF THE GAYS IN COMICS AND PRISM PANELS
[Source: AndyMangels.com, Added: 7/26/11]
Look below for a history of the incredible legacy of the Gays In Comics panels, and the PRISM Comics panels that were birthed from them! All 24 Gays In Comics panels have been moderated by...

COMICS 'N THINGS: QUEER IDENTITIES IN COMICS
[Source: AfterEllen.com, Added: 11/18/10]
In her first column, graphic novelist and writer Ariel Schrag discusses Erika Moen's Dar! and "Transmen are Ridiculously Hot."

SIX BY 6: SIX GAY COMICS THAT ARE BETTER THAN ANYTHING ON RANKER’S LIST
[Source: Robot 6 @ CBR, Added: 3/8/10]
As with Tom Spurgeon and Dirk Deppey, I found myself thoroughly irked at Ranker.com's incredibly superhero-heavy list of the "10 Most Important Gay Moments in Comic Book History."

GUEST POST: LGBTQ GRAPHIC NOVELS
[Source: GLBT Reading, Added: 3/8/10]
I'm a fan of comics and graphic novels, and I also have an interest in LGBTQ literature. But when Amanda asked me to write a guest post with suggestions of books that fit both categories, I drew a...

REVIEW: HOW BEAUTIFUL THE ORDINARY: TWELVE STORIES OF IDENTITY
[Source: QueerYA, Added: 1/24/10]
Rounding out the trio of really-for-adults contributions is Ariel Schrag’s hilarious comic about a day at Dyke March: meeting up at the BART station, looking at naked girls, indulging in tequila and...

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