Lela Lee created the short video "angry little asian girl, the first day of school" her sophomore year (1994) while studying rhetoric at UC Berkeley.
After several years, she revisited the project with additional episodes, and it was shown at animation festivals.
Inspired, Lela Lee decided to transform her character into a comic and years later, Deborah, Wanda, Maria, Xyla, Pat, Patsy Pup, Percy Cat, and Chuy the Travelin' Chicken grace her weekly online comic for a dedicated following.
This book introduces the various characters featured in the comic, and asks readers, "What kind of angry are you?" Though unmistakably - and hilariously - angry throughout, this book has also has a lot of heart, which has been the true key to Lela's success. *Angry Little Girls is much cuter and sweeter than Boys Are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them.
The girls get angry, but they're never as mean-spirited.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 80 pages, 80 illustrations
- Publisher: Abrams
- Publication Date: 11/03/2005
- Category: Cartoons & comic strips
- ISBN: 9780810958685
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Review by bmozanich
Angry Little Girls is a quick read. The graphics are clear and colorful. The pictures and text complement each other. The graphics are simple but convey a lot of emotion in the facial expressions. The story becomes disjointed when the focus changes from girl to girl, the common thread being their anger. Lee uses stereotypes and swearing to deliver and over-emphasize her message. Her attempt at humor seems forced by the stereotypical behaviors and comments of the characters. The issues the girls face as well as the angst and anger that the girls feel is true to teen development.
Review by sdunford
Loved this book - shared it with all the "Angry Little Girls" in my life