Alice, a Cartoon by Andrea Beizer
The cartoon format bridges Beizer's interest in storytelling through images and writing. Beizer is interested in exploring the vulnerability and isolation of the individual in modern day society. Alice asks questions about herself and the world around her.
Alice was originally created in the 1980’s (1984-89) for the Philadelphia Architect, a monthly publication for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The strip was also published in the Manhattan Comic News in 1990.
At the encouragement of friends, colleagues and especially, the late Tony Auth, Political Cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Beizer decided to re-create the Alice cartoon strip in 2013. Since that time, the strip has been exhibited in a variety of venues including the following: Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2018 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Art in the Age of Injustice; Women’s Caucus for Art; ABOUT ALICE: A Cartoon By Andrea Beizer; Philadelphia International Airport. The strip is presently being published in the Humor Times on-line magazine.
When not in my studio working on Alice, Breizer works as an architect and teach at Moore College of Art and Design.