A collection of comic strips by the internationally-acclaimed graphic-literary talent Alison Bechdel offers an acerbically funny insight into the. Paul said: Alison Bechtel’s Fun Home was regarded by the big gorgonzolas of For twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has. Cartoonist Alison Bechdel returned to her newspaper roots this Since I stopped drawing Dykes to Watch Out For at the tail end of the Bush.

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According to Bechdel, her strip was “half op-ed column and half endless, serialized Victorian novel “.

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Characters age, change, see their parents die, and have children. Every one had been borrowed and never returned, so she could be happy knowing that her work must be very appreciated by my stude Dykds, an Alison Bechdel story.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I just feel kinda Meh about this one. Some of them marry, have babies, and get to experience dykss the “joys” of raising children.

You have two mothers. Other characters are connected via working or studying at the university, shared housing, or romantic relationships. In “Where is the Slush of Yesteryear,” I like that they actually discuss the dilemma feminists had in talking about President Clinton’s cheating you’re making excuses for adultery if you say it should be his own business, but if you want it investigated you’re on the same side as those who regard it from a prudish perspective of moral outrage.

Facial expressions are carefully nuanced, and she seems to take great joy in using small details to differentiate satch. Every strip has so much going on, little vignettes looking at the political and Three and a half stars. All this comes along with effective, real-life style humor.

Oct 04, Darran Mclaughlin rated it liked it Shelves: Others look for love for bexhdel, only to find it with a partner who is not quite what they expected. I don’t know where my life went so wrong.


The strip ran for 25 years; the characters aged in real time, and their unnamed city changed in ways realistic of many US cities.

Trivia About The Essential Dyk So if you read Fun House and aren’t sure if you might like to move on to this series, I’d encourage you to pick up this book and give it a try. This would be a great gift for an LGBT or feminist friend. Second, a few publishing gripes.

Sparrow’s partner, and the show’s token man, Stuart is likable and sometimes the most stereotypical lesbian in the cast. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Oct 25, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bechdel critiques the idea of herself becoming an entry point into the culture, she is, but she also presents an amazing, evolving story, that gives dgkes reader a alisoh glimpse into human life and poses questions that the characters model asking themselves that, really, most of us should ask ourselves, at at least one point or another.

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In “Fortunate Fall,” Mo and Sydney exchange favorite unusual words as a way of saying they like that each other know what they mean. I relate to the author a lot because, you know, any creative type is going to see herself in this–struggling for whether you’re writing something worthwhile or if someone’s going to tell you you’re wasting your time.

Her pal Lois is sexually omnivorous and proud of it. Dec 30, Madeleine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its an amazing work, but as a pasty guy it’s hard not to take parts of it personally. Akhavan is an interesting presence in whatever she’s in, and perfect for bisexual new ager or whatever the equivalent post-millennium belief system is Sparrow.

I mostly enjoyed this book. In “Fightin’ Words” Mo says plastic bags take “light years” to decompose. In this book we get lots of gentle and not so very gentle spoofing of the entire world of right on gay women and right on left politics in general.


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Webarchive template wayback links Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September It isn’t out to cater specifically to any audience; it is what it is and it knows what it is.

I get the sense, reading it, that Bechdel lost interest in drawing the strip a few years ago. Many aspects of this work are transgressive, especially for the time they were written, but it’s made very very clear that that’s not the point–this is just life.

Buy the selected items together This item: Mar 31, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: From left to right: I recommend everyone read this, regardless of sexual preference. Wish I could be part of a lesbian crew as legendary and awesome as this one. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. English Choose a language for shopping.

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From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. She also dykew fantastic hair. See and discover other items: Humorously enough, I did co-opt the title as a catch-phrase whenever r After reading and loving dyles single panel of Fun Home: Alison Bechdel’s ‘Dykes To Watch Out For’ Alison Bechdel is one of the few cartoonists who appears twice on our list of favorite comics and graphic novels — but many readers overlooked her dyks cult strip Dykes To Watch Out For.

Have you ever read something for so long you felt like you were friends with the characters? With the latter, Bechdel was clearly pouring out scenes she had firmly established in her mind. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Before that I had some trouble telling some characters apart.