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What comics to read after "Watchmen"?

With friends I have been in a group reading Watchmen, the popular comic by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons. We have been reading it a chapter a month, to recreate the original experience of reading it issue by issue. 1,878 more words


Helen... Honey... You Deserve Better

I think it is safe to say that no one would wish their worst enemy to live out the situation Helen Bechdel from Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is in. 1,254 more words


Tuesday, 6:45 pm, Department

Alison Bechdel, Virginia Woolf, Nagraj Manjule

Strange day.

Finished reading Alison Bechdel’s ‘Are you My Mother?’ this morning. She took me to Woolf like no one else has – not even Woolf herself. 381 more words

In Between

'Fun Home' by Alison Bechdel [Book Review]

With less than a month of the 2017 Reading Challenge to go, I have to read ten books before the end of the year to reach my target (if we are playing a purely numbers game): and so begins the great reading sprint *hopefully* of December 2017! 310 more words

General Musings

Fun Home - Alison Bechdel

Bechdel has constructed a graphic novel that is quite remarkable. A narrative appears above the illustrations which amplify the expressiveness of the drawings. This book is an autobiographical account of growing up in the 1960-70s, in a gothic house lovingly restored by her emotionally-absent father, next to the family-run “fun(eral) home”. 69 more words


Fun Home 4/4

I can appreciate openness and vulnerability in most cases.

Though sometimes, it can get a little too open. Fun Home is a great example of this. 131 more words


Fun Home 3/4

From the conclusion of the novel, it seems as if Alison did have a congenial relationship with her father. In my opinion, it looked as if she related to Bruce more than her mother as she got older. 245 more words