Custard Lecture: An Evening with Alison Bechdel
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
Alison Bechdel, author of the critically acclaimed graphic novels Fun Home and Are You My Mother? and the syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, will give a talk about her work and process, redefining race and gender roles along the way.
For twenty-five years she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a generational chronicle considered “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period.” (Ms.)
She is also the author of the best-selling Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which won an Eisner Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Time Magazine named Fun Home the number one Best Book of 2006, calling the memoir about her father, “A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.”
Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For have been translated into many languages. Bechdel has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and Granta, among other places.
Bechdel lives near Burlington, Vermont.
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