Quiz: Are You Destined to Become an Artist?

Do you doodle in the margins of your notebooks? Do your friends tease you for staring into space all the time? You might be destined to become an artist!

In her book Maybe an Artist, Liz Montague shares her experiences growing up and recognizing her inner artist. Even though she was told that artists only become successful after they die, art was her passion. Through hard work and curiosity, she learned that being an artist wasn’t only her destiny but a valid career choice.

Reading Liz’s story has us wondering: Is an artistic life in your future? Take this quiz to find out!

Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir

Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir

A heartfelt and funny graphic novel memoir from one of the first Black female cartoonists to be published in the New Yorker, when she was just 22 years old.

When Liz Montague was a senior in college, she wrote to the New Yorker, asking them why they didn’t publish more inclusive comics. The New Yorker wrote back asking if she could recommend any. She responded: yes, me.

Those initial cartoons in the New Yorker led to this memoir of Liz’s youth, from the age of five through college–how she navigated life in her predominantly white New Jersey town, overcame severe dyslexia through art, and found the confidence to pursue her passion. Funny and poignant, Liz captures the age-old adolescent questions of “who am I?” and “what do I want to be?” with pitch-perfect clarity and insight.

This brilliant, laugh-out-loud graphic memoir offers a fresh perspective on life and social issues and proves that you don’t need to be a dead white man to find success in art.

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