Ariel Schrag has been making comix for as long as she can remember. She was inspired by a comicbook artist who happened to share her name, Ariel Bordeaux.
Ariel stands by the black and white comix and zines. She views color with suspicion, saying it's just another layer of tampering by the publishing companies.
Ariel feels that distributing your art face-to-face is a meaningful stage for young artists to go through.
Slave Labor Graphics
first published Ariel's comix while she was still in high school.
Sharon Barnes made a documentary about Ariel called
Ariel explains how she got started, inspiration from Ariel Bordeaux, & why she distrusts color (3min40sec)
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Ariel gets out her sketchbook & notes (1min40sec)
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Ariel talks about how her comicbook impacted her social-life (50sec)
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Ariel explains how she went about getting published (1min5sec)
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Ariel describes her relationship with her fans when she first got published in the late '90s (1min10sec)
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Ariel on the importance of self-publishing & her doubts about blogs & livejournals (2min15sec)
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Ariel talks about trying screenplay writing (40sec)
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Ariel on her experience teaching in an afterschool program (1min40sec)
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Ariel is looking forward to finishing her highschool comix (25sec)
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of Ariel's interview
Images on this webpage are pulled from Ariel Schrag's comicbook
, & Ariel Bordeaux's comicbook