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Liz Prince

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I have been a comic artist and a self-publisher since I was in high school in the mid-90's. In 2005 my book Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? was published by Top Shelf Productions; it won an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut. Top Shelf has since published two more of my autobio comic collections, Delayed Replays in 2008, and Alone Forever earlier this year. In September my first full length graphic novel, a memoir about adolescence and gender stereotypes called Tomboy, comes out from Zest Books.

I have had comics published in numerous anthologies, drawn stories for the wildly popular Adventure Time series, and I am a columnist for the punk magazine Razorcake.

Currently my cat Dracula is sitting on my lap, and his sister Wolfman is g
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Sorry I didn't see this question until now; it's my first goodreads question, to boot!!

I do agree with the YA classification: it was written…more
Hi Diana,

Sorry I didn't see this question until now; it's my first goodreads question, to boot!!

I do agree with the YA classification: it was written specifically to be a teen/YA book, but one that would have readership with adults as well. That being said, I didn't really know what that would mean, in terms of content, so I wrote the book the way I wanted, and assumed that if a part was "too old", it would be edited out; in the end nothing got taken out. I am a little disappointed that some reviews of the book have commented that it is not appropriate for younger teens (13-16 year olds), because of the language; I wanted the dialogue to be authentic, and swearing was just a part of my childhood. Some people have argued that the content about gender is too advanced for younger readers, but I tried to write the book to have different layers, like an onion of meaning. Some things you can just get from the surface, some things are more abstract.

I have gotten a surprising number of emails from 9-12 year olds who love the book, and want to tell me about their own tomboy experiences. I have also gotten a surprising number of emails from parents with gender non-conforming children, who say that they understand their kids so much better after reading my book. I am touched by all of these responses, because I never really imagined that my story could HELP someone else, but it has!

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“Could my problem have been that I was looking for validation in the wrong places all along?”
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“There are a few things as heartbreaking to me as seeing a person swimming in a T-shirt. And I can speak with the authority of someone who did it for years. It is conspicuous. It bogs you down. When you get out of the water, you take half the lake with you. It takes the fun out of swimming and puts a visual metaphor to the burdens of a negative body image.”
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ray-chel ♥ Hi Liz!

I just want to say that you are so rad, and I read Tomboy in like two hours. I read The Singles Collection first and I love it! I relate so much to it, and then Tomboy was just a gem. Thank you for writing and sharing your life! <3


Rebecca Liz wrote: "Rebs wrote: "Thank you for writing Tomboy. I devoured it today and now my 9-year old is reading it. She identifies as neither female or male and I think she has found her new hero..."

Thank you so..."


Do you ever attend TCAF in Toronto? M adores comics and graphic novels. She loved seeing the Calvin and Hobbes reference in Tomboy.


message 2: by Liz

Liz Rebs wrote: "Thank you for writing Tomboy. I devoured it today and now my 9-year old is reading it. She identifies as neither female or male and I think she has found her new hero..."

Thank you so much for passing the book on to your kid; I'm honored that you've both enjoyed Tomboy.


Rebecca Thank you for writing Tomboy. I devoured it today and now my 9-year old is reading it. She identifies as neither female or male and I think she has found her new hero...


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