MOME Interview 2: Gabrielle Bell

This interview is reprinted in its entirety from MOME Vol. 2. {mosimage}Gabrielle Bell was born in London, England in 1976, but was raised in Mendocino County, California, with three siblings. Many cartoonists, especially of the alternative stripe, relate a stereotyped childhood of alienation and anomie; Gabrielle had a leg up on most of them: She was raised in an isolated, bohemian mountain enclave. Her parents grew and sold pot for a living, as did many of her friends’ parents. It probably didn’t help that the community was split between pot entrepreneurs and rednecks who worked at the local wood mill….