With his new graphic biography, Woman Rebel, cartoonist Peter Bagge reveals activist Margaret Sanger as fascinating and fallible in her pioneering work in disseminating birth control information and techniques. Despite the constant threat of censorship and incarceration that loomed over Sanger, Bagge’s humor and rubber-armed style make this unblinking account a brisk, buoyant read. Tonight at Book Culture, Bagge speaks with Columbia University graphic novel librarian Karen Green; tomorrow at Word he’s joined by writers Thomas Page McBee and Karolina Waclawiak and pro-voice activist Kassi Underwood.
Wed., Oct. 23, 7 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013