Aline Kominsky-Crumb: Can Women be Anti-Heroes too?

Self-loathing and often controversial, Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s cartoons instill her tragedies with humor and turn her complaints into comedy. Although lacking the decorum of her contemporaries, Kominsky-Crumb’s works illustrate an honest female experience while also taking time to critique a society that all at once rejects her and accepts Woody Allen. The cartoons, which feature her alter-ego, Bunch, tackle her own self-loathing alongside death, sexuality, and love. Unapologetically controversial, Kominsky-Comb challenges the status-quo on female likeability with her integrity and absurdity.

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