The Illustrated Life of Alison Bechdel

alison bechdellAlison Bechdel, internationally-acclaimed lesbian cartoonist/author famous for her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, will discuss her latest graphic memoir Are You My Mother?, her creative process and her redefinition of gender roles.

Sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender, Common Ground, Office of the VP for Academic Affairs, Durick Library, English Department, Office of Student Activities, and the Student Association, the event is free and open to the public.

About Are You My Mother (Houghton Mifflin, 2012), Katie Roiphe of the New York Times said, "If one is at first glance tempted to dismiss Alison Bechdel's "Are You My Mother?" as a glorified comic strip, one would be wildly and woefully misguided: it is as complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs."

Roiphe said further, "Bechdel weaves emotional honesty with highbrow deliberation in a way that is never burdensome, and mostly light. "Fun Home" is subtitled "A Family Tragicomic," and in both books the tragedy and the comedy are so consummately entwined, so gloriously balanced, the reader can't help being fascinated."

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