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Alison Bechdel Receives MacArthur Grant; Unveils Third Memoir for 2017

No sooner was Alison Bechdel announced as one of the 21 people receiving the massively prestigious MacArthur Foundation Grant this year than the cartoonist announced her third memoir ‘The Secret to Superhero Strength’ is to be released in 2017. 209 more words


Media Thoughts: "Alision Bechdel Won a MacArthur Genius Grant"

Alison Bechdel you say? Is that? YES! Alison Bechdel (Beck-del) is the woman behind the Bechdel Test – something we use a lot here at CFR. 254 more words

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Alison Bechdel’s biography, in graphic novel form, contrasts her life with that of her father, Bruce. 223 more words

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Alison Bechdel is *officially* a genius

Hi Everyone,

It’s a good day to draw because Alison Bechdel, she of the Bechdel Test, and general graphic novel /comic awesomeness just won a MacArthur… 89 more words


MacArthur Grants Snub Art World

The annual MacArthur Grant list is out, and it nearly snubs the art world, awarding only cartoonist Alison Bechdel with the no-strings-attached $625,000, along with Rick Lowe, a Texas artist and community advocate. 209 more words

Comics artist Alison Bechdel wins prestigious U.S. MacArthur foundation 'genius' grant

Alison Bechdel, the American cartoonist and feminist probably best known in wider cultural circles now for inventing the “Bechdel Test” for movies, is one of the surprise recipients of a US$625,000 MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant this year. 226 more words


For Alison, With Love and Genius

by Mo*

Anyone with literary inclinations awaits the announcements of the MacArthur Genius Awards each year with much excitement and a little envy. Who, in a moment of assessing one’s own “genius,” hasn’t mentally paid off their student loans and bought new shoes and a modest three-bedroom home with their imaginary MacArthur grant? 380 more words