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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It was pretty great. Many of the characters were connected to the city’s feminist bookstorewhich faced insuperable commercial pressures when Bounders Books and Muzak a parody of Borders Books and Music moved in.

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The latest salvo was fired just this week, when The National Review’s Kyle Smith called it “a meaningless way to measure whether movies pass the feminist litmus test.

Altogether, this is recommended, and probably qatch the surprisingly high cover price.

A Favorite In Waiting: Alison Bechdel’s ‘Dykes To Watch Out For’ : NPR

Saying that you “feel like you know the characters” is perhaps one of gor most tired cliches when it comes to discussing a book, but with this series it is honestly true. Jezanna’s point in “A Serious Party” where she said gay people should come out as much as they can so vykes will stop dyjes they don’t know any gay people.

If I was reading a couple strips at one time then taking a break and going at a slow, steady pace, I would have enjoyed it more and actually gotten through it more quickly. But since I’m at an age where I’m more likely to get hit by a falling tree branch than to make a new friend, I guess I’ll just live vicariously through comics that appeared in bygone alternative weeklies.


There was much talk in this book of who deserves to be included in the community, with some murmurings about trans folks having a place at the table and some opposition from “mainstream” gay and lesbian people. The people created by the author in this bechhdel were definitely worth knowing even when their problems were convoluted, personal, and small in comparison to the larger world.

I really didn’t think it played to the strengths of the medium.

And if you’ve read everything and just want the latest book – you won’t be disappointed with everything else included. In DTWOF they also feel heavy handed, but of course the writing is contemporary, so all the otherwise heavy-handed parallels are in fact just reminders that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

What most amazes me is how Bechdel creates a seamless narrative through single-page episodes; while character stories weave their way through multiple issue, each page is a self-contained narrative, and yet they settle upon one another to make a single coherent whole without any holes or gaps. 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.

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Butcher has made her career mostly as a standup comic thus far, but her casual likability will translate beautifully to acting roles, and this show will be a perfect vehicle for her. If you liked this, make sure to follow me on Goodreads for more reviews!

Feb 04, Aliosn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also, one thought on the artwork: Jul 26, Angela rated it liked it Shelves: She gives you views on people like yourself and people you know and people you don’t know but wish you did!

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You WILL find yourself in one of these characters if you aljson a queer woman. It’s the oddity of reading about a terrible Bush administration and entering into a new democratic administration, while going through it for the second time.

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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 best strips overflow with movement and texture. Spend a few weekends re discovering Mo and the gang. My hope is that someday we will get a complete DTWOF collection – Bechdel’s work is certainly important enough to warrant that treatment. You must have done some work with little or no redeeming social value? There’s forr problem loading this menu right now.

She’s principled, neurotic, often annoying, but also capable of great empathy. This collection covers from the mids to when Obama was just coming onto the scene. Such alisson amazing book.

There’s plentiful food for thought presented here, often in the form of Mo’s infamous political rants, other times in withering insights during arguments Clarice to Mo in an episode fromafter Bechdrl has stated her hope that Bush would defeat Gore at the polls so the left would “wake up”: Get used to it.

I particularly would like to see Janis show up, but she’s probably not going to be played by someone who’s had previous roles.