Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel

Author: Rachel R. Martin

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496819307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Due to the huge success of her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in 2006 and its subsequent Tony Award-winning musical adaptation in 2009, Alison Bechdel (b. 1960) has recently become a household name. However, Bechdel, who has won numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, has been writing and drawing comics since the early 1980s. Her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF) stood out as one of the first to depict lesbians in popular culture and is widely hailed as an essential LGBTQ resource. It is also from this comic strip that the wildly popular Bechdel Test--a test to gauge positive female representation in film--obtained its name. While DTWOF secured Bechdel's role in the comics world and queer community long before her mainstream success, Bechdel now experiences notoriety that few comics artists ever achieve and that women cartoonists have never attained. Spanning from 1990 to 2017, Alison Bechdel: Conversations collects ten interviews that illustrate how Bechdel uses her own life, relationships, and contemporary events to expose the world to what she has referred to as the "fringes of acceptability"--the comics genre as well as queer culture and identity. These interviews reveal her intentionality in the use of characters, plots, structure, and cartooning to draw her readers toward disrupting the status quo. Starting with her earliest interviews on public access television and in little-known comics and queer presses, Rachel R. Martin traces Bechdel's career from her days with DTWOF to her popularity with Fun Home and Are You My Mother? This volume includes her "one-off" DTWOF strips from November 2016 and March 2017 (not anthologized anywhere else) and in-depth discussions of her laborious creative process as well as upcoming projects.
Alison Bechdel
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Rachel R. Martin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Due to the huge success of her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in 2006 and its subsequent Tony Award-winning musical adaptation in 2009, Alison Bechdel (b. 1960) has recently become a household name. However, Bechdel, who has won numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, has been writing and
The Comics of Alison Bechdel
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Janine Utell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-30 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Contributions by Michelle Ann Abate, Leah Anderst, Alissa S. Bourbonnais, Tyler Bradway, Natalja Chestopalova, Margaret Galvan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Katie Hogan, Jonathan M. Hollister, Yetta Howard, Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Don L. Latham, Vanessa Lauber, Katherine Parker-Hay, Anne N. Thalheimer, Janine Utell, and Susan R. Van Dyne Alison Bechdel is both a
The Indelible Alison Bechdel
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Alison Bechdel
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

"The success of Alison Bechdel's 'Dykes To Watch Out For' is impressive for any comic strip and unheard of for one with a lesbian theme". -- Boston Globe
A Graphic Memoir. The Perception of Authenticity in Alison Bechdel’s
Language: en
Pages: 17
Authors: Maja-Felicia Kristan
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-23 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2018 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt (Philosopische Fakultät), course: Literature in Images: Graphic Novels, language: English, abstract: This work analyzes the perception of authencity in "Fun Home". Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home" from 2007 is a graphic memoir
Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Lukas Etter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-16 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics addresses the benefits and limits of analyses of style in alternative comics. It offers three close readings of works serially published between 1980 and 2018 – Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For, and Jason Lutes’ Berlin – and discusses