Stuck in the Middle
17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age
By Ariel Schrag (Editor); Ariel Bordeaux (Contribution by); Joe Matt (Contribution by); Daniel Clowes (Contribution by); Nicholas Eliopulos (Contribution by); Cole Johnson (Contribution by); Dash Shaw (Contribution by); Eric Enright (Contribution by); Vanessa Davis (Contribution by); Gabrielle Bell (Contribution by); Aaron Renier (Contribution by); Tania Schrag (Contribution by); Jace Smith (Contribution by); Lauren Weinstein (Contribution by); Jim Hoover (Contribution by); Robyn Chapman (Contribution by)
(Viking Juvenile, Paperback, 9780670062218, 224pp.)
Publication Date: May 17, 2007
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A very unscientific poll recently revealed that 99.9% of all people who attended middle school hated it. Fortunately, some of those people have grown up to be clever and talented comic artists, with an important message to share: Everyone can survive middle school!
Edited by underground comics icon Ariel Schrag, this anthology of illustrated tales about the agonies and triumphs of seventh and eight grade features some of America?s leading graphic novelists, including Daniel Clowes, Joe Matt, Lauren Weinstein, and Ariel herself. With a sense of humor as refreshing as it is bitingly honest, seventeen artists share their stories of first love, bullying, zits, and all the things that make middle school the worst years of our lives.
Ariel Schrag is a well-respected graphic novelist. Her series of autobiographical comics are currently being made into a major motion picture. She works as a writer for the popular Showtime program The L Word. Ariel lives in New York City.
"How bad was it in junior high? Comic artists visualize the anguish in this honest, acutely perceptive compendium….Kids going through adolescence will relate."
—Booklist, starred review