Author photo? How about this?

If you hate being photographed as much as I do, then you know that photo-anxiety is the number one cause of bad photos. My shoulders rise, my jaw tightens, my mouth fights its way between a frown and a smile. UGH. So for far too long, I've been relying on old photos,including one by the wonderful Marion Ettlinger. But ten years later seems to be an awfully long time to still be using it. In anticipation of my next book, I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet, I decided to go a different way altogether. I contacted my childhood friend, Alison Bechdel, and asked she would do something for me.

Here it is:

If you haven't yet read Alison's graphic-memoirs, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
and Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
you don't know what you're missing.


Luisa said…
Portrait of the author with pit bull, by Alison Bechdel...!! [faints]

I'd be insanely jealous if I weren't so happy for you. Too, too cool!
Anonymous said…
Ken, I dig the portrait. Alison has done you well! -TK
ensie said…
OMG. Alison Bechdel has been my favorite artist for fifteen years! Seeing this made my day. So incredibly awesome!!
S Kay Murphy said…
Ken, would love to share this pic on my Facebook site (which raises money for animal rescue) with your permission and Alison's, of course. Both of you would receive credit (as subject & artist). Let me know....

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