Ellen Lindner went back to her teens and ’90s New York City with a romance comic trip when MoMA Magazine got in touch with the artist to make a story for their Drawn to MoMA series – it’s Teen Art Adventures (90s edition)…
For many years, Ellen Lindner lived and made art as an American in Britain, which is where I first experienced her work, including her graphic novels Undertow, Black Feather Falls, but now she’s back in her homeland and her home city of New York, making comics once more, as well as being an activist and educator.
Her latest comics work comes from The Museum of Modern Art‘s magazine, MoMA, for a perfectly wide-eyed and optimistic teen-eye view of the 90s. Looking back gave the Manhattan-based artist and educator (and former MoMA employee) the chance to get reacquainted with the art of Elizabeth Peyton and the city she once again calls home.
“I did a few drafts in my adult voice, and then started over—my adult voice didn’t have a place here. That said, I tried to capture that teen voice for good and bad: the optimism, the openness, but also the quickness to judgment.
It reaffirmed my connection to New York City. I’ve dedicated this strip to two of the New York Lindners who came before me: my grandmother, Florence, who wanted to be an artist but didn’t get the chance, and my uncle, Paul, who died of COVID in 2021, in Queens.”
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