“Blue State of Mind” is based on a 2011 interview with former Vice President Al Gore aide Debbie Bengtson.  Bengston recalls her political roots, from door-to-door campaigning in Kansas, to spear-heading campaigns out of Iowa, to working on Capitol Hill~ and why she left it all behind.It was published in its entirety by Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Fall 2014. An image from the comic is also featured on the journal’s cover.

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