Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Lauren Weinstein


Reflections on the First Week of Kindergarten: Comics by LAUREN WEINSTEIN

My daughter has started her journey into public organized education… training to be a productive member of society.  I totally want to hover over her and find out every last thing.  This proves to be impossible when you get answers like, “Tomorrow is the day when we do things that adults do, like learn to fix cars.”  So, I too, must LET IT GO.

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About the Author

Lauren Weinstein is a cartoonist, illustrator and painter. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War. Her work has been included in The Best American Comics, An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Kramer’s Ergot, and The Graphic Canon. She has won and been nominated for an Ignatz. Her comic “Carriers” was also nominated for Slate‘s studio prize for Cartoonists and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Clients include, The New York Times, Glamour, and The Paris Review. She is currently working on a teenage memoir tentatively entitled, How To Draw A Nose.

3 Responses to Reflections on the First Week of Kindergarten: Comics by LAUREN WEINSTEIN

  1. Jenn says:

    Oh boy do I hear you. My son just started kindergarten too, and was appalled, after the first week, to learn he had to go back only two days later.

  2. Carrie says:

    I love this. We’re a few weeks in to public school K and have had all these days. I thought I was getting lot of information by asking roundabout questions (“What was the best thing that happened today?”, etc) but then I got an email from another mom informing me that my son has kissed five girls already. NEWS TO ME. Hang in there/let it go, let it go!

  3. Ant says:

    That was great! Love Lauren’s work, her Goddess of War comic is a particular favourite of mine…I hope she has another book in the pipeline!

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