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Graphic Novels

There is a tendency within the literary world to consider graphic novels as “lesser” compared to other more classic mediums. Many professors will argue against the use of graphic novels within classroom settings because there is a standing stigma that graphic novels aren’t as academic as “normal” novels. 180 more words

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Banned Books 2017... REVEALED!

JANUARY – Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak OutSusan Kuklin

FEBRUARY – The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night TimeMark Haddon… 67 more words


Fun Home

Around a month ago, I saw this promotional poster of this musical called Fun Home which really intrigued me. I’ve never heard of this play prior to seeing the poster, but I found out based on the poster that it won Best Musical during the 69th Tony Awards (10 nominations with 5 wins), and one of the cast members is no other than Tony-award winning theatre actress Lea Salonga. 496 more words


"Fun Home": a familiar allusion

“The end of his lie coincided with the beginning of my truth.” (pg 117)

Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel “Fun Home”, which is now a Tony-award winning musical of the same name, is a precise documentation of her family’s secrets. 313 more words

Inner Voice

Review: ARE YOU MY MOTHER? by Alison Bechdel

About one and a half year ago I read Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and was extremely pleased with the art style, the story and in general Bechdel’s courage to portray that part of her life. 423 more words




Graphic novels – particularly (auto)biographical comics – have become something of a comfort to me. Something is captured in the combination of drawings and words that add such an engrossing element often absent in text-only storytelling. 272 more words


Should Stan Lee wear a skirt?

The Bechdel test (from Alison Bechdel‘s comic strip, “Dykes to Watch Out For”) asks whether a work of fiction (1) features at least two women (2) who talk to each other (3) about something other than a man. 111 more words