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LGBTQ Creators: Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is a pioneer in the world of LGBTQ+ comics. After coming out as a lesbian in the late 70’s, Bechdel became involved with activism, which influenced her art. 273 more words


Mental Health Goes Broadway Goes Television

In Fall of 2015, I went to New York City for my 21st birthday. While there, I saw “Fun Home”. CREDIT: Nicholas Bader

One of the best days of my life was when I was able to see the original-Broadway cast of “Dear Evan Hansen” in Winter of 2016. 645 more words

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic—Alison Bechdel

Back cover text: In this groundbreaking, best-selling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. 528 more words

Book Review

I love this!! The panels from left to right are dividing space, but also forcing rhythm in how you read it. Tense. 6 more words

Panel Composition

Spinning by Tillie Walden (A Graphic Memoir)

I’m uncomfortable with the term “graphic memoir,” which to me connotes a memoir with graphically violent or sexual content. However, it seems to be accepted parlance nowadays for a graphic novel that’s autobiographical rather than fictional. 410 more words

Nonfiction Reviews

My Journey Through the Fun Home: A Review

Hi Friends,

I’m convinced that every theater kid has a show that is irrevocably linked to them. It may not be their favorite, but there’s something about it that seeps into their skin like a heroin needle to the vein. 778 more words

Book Reviews

"Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama" by Alison Bechdel

Book: “Are You My Mother”

Author: Alison Bechdel

Genre: Biography & Graphic Novel

About: From the creator of the “Bechdel Test” comes a memoir about the relationship of a woman and her mother and the complexities of their relationship. 37 more words