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Ariel Schrag

Ariel Schrag is also the author of the autobiographical comic books Potential, which was nominated for an Eisner Award, and Likewise. She divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Everything weird is good

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Disneyland.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My children. Oops, I haven't had them yet. I mean..."my work" - no, wait, my friendships.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. SKATEBOARDING!!!

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The first thing that popped into my head was "Joan of Arc," but I think that's because I thought that's what I was supposed to answer when I was asked this question in middle school.

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May 12, 2009

Playlist for The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag Awkward – 9th grade The soundtrack to Awkward is primarily an L7 album. Entering high school, L7 was my identity band. They were popular, but most people chose bands like Hole or Nine Inch Nails to be their favorite bands. L7 was just discordant and raunchy enough that no one else claimed them, but they were perfect for me. I loved the story about Donita Sparks throwing her tampon out into the crowd at a music festival. I related to that sentiment. I owned 17 L7 T-shirts. The most important L7 songs on the soundtrack are Slide, Everglade, Fast and Frightening, Andres, Can I Run, Pretend... see more

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