Woman Rebel

Woman Rebel

The Margaret Sanger Story

By Peter Bagge

Drawn & Quarterly, Hardcover, 9781770461260, 104pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2013


The alternative-comics master offers an indelible and idiosyncratic take on the protofeminist
" "Woman Rebel"] is fine work from an excellent cartoonist and I urge you to jump right in."-Tom Spurgeon of "The Comics Reporter," from his introduction

Peter Bagge's "Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story" is a dazzling and accessible biography of the social and political maverick, jam-packed with fact and fun. In his signature cartoony, rubbery style, Bagge presents the life of the birth-control activist, educator, nurse, mother, and protofeminist from her birth in the late nineteenth century to her death after the invention of the birth control pill. Balancing humor and respect, Bagge makes Sanger whole and human, showing how her flaws fueled her fiery activism just as much as her compassionate nature did. Sanger's life takes on a whole new vivacity as Bagge creates a fast-paced portrait of a trailblazer whose legacy as the founder of Planned Parenthood is still incredibly relevant, important, and inspiring.

About the Author
Peter Bagge createdHate, one of the best-selling and most formative comic book series of the 90s. Born in New York in 1957, after graduating from the School of Visual Arts, Bagge contributed to and, along with R. Crumb, edited the underground anthology Weirdo. Since then Bagge's numerous original graphic novels and collections of comics have won him two Harvey Awards (one for Best Cartoonist in 1991), an Inkpot Award, and garnered six Eisner Award nominations. His social commentary cartoons run in the magazine Reason, and his recent biography of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is critically acclaimed. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Praise For Woman Rebel

“[Woman Rebel] makes for a great read, full of politics, sex, controversy, yelling, feminism, and, of course, history.” —Paste

"I've been reading Peter Bagge's comics since I was 13 years old...So I do not say this lightly: I think Bagge's new biography of Sanger, Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, is the best work of his career."—The Stranger