About the Author

Alison Marek
Blurbarian Since March 2013
Business Name Alison Marek
Business Web Site www.alisonmarek.com
Location Los Angeles, CA
Business Phone Number 213-248-1250
About My Business Alison Marek is a writer, illustrator and filmmaker who has been marrying text with images professionally since she was in her teens. Her comics have appeared in local and national publications. Her two graphic novels, "Desert Streams" and "Sparrow" were published by Piranha Press, an imprint of DC Comics. She earned her MFA in film directing from New York University. Her short films have been nominated for and won numerous grants and awards.
Areas of Expertise Writing, illustrating, filmmaking, video, marketing, social media, cartoons, screenlays
Professional Affiliations Women In Film
Phi Beta Kappa

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
...two ordinary people who face extreme adversity during the worst economic calamity the country has ever known: The Great Depression. Original correspondence, historical documents, memory and imagination are interwoven to create a portrait of an idealistic woman who blamed herself for her husband's suicide. When John is sucked into a spiral of unemployment and illness, Milada must save herself and their son -- even if it means breaking up the family.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Michael Haneke, Spike Lee, Agnes Varda, Wong Kar Wai, Louise de Salvo, Tina Howe, Frederikke Aspock, Maryam Keshavarz, Lilian Gish, Isadora Duncan, Ben Katchor, Edward Gorey, Windsor McKay, George Herriman, Karl Taro Greenfield, Lena Dunham, Stanley Kubrick,
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
"Emma." I know. It's a classic, but there's a good reason it is! Also, my Dad's very scary book, "Never Tell Him You're Alone." Yikes! "Triburbia" by Karl Taro Greenfield.