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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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Yet throughout it all there’s a great sense of humor. She gives you views on people like yourself and people you know and people you don’t know but wish you did!

As a straight white male who at the age of 37 didn’t even know Gran Rapids, Michigan had a gay bar and I was in theater in college! Also, this is me being watfh sap but Dyeks wish at the end, everyone’s situations were more resolved. No trivia or quizzes yet. We follow the same characters dealing with three terms of Bushes and a couple uncertain Clinton years, there are many political ups and do A comic that Gechdel had never heard about until looking into other Bechdel works, this collection was a joy to read.

If I was to read this book over again, I would pace myself more. Approaching every strip like a formal dykew, she tinkers continually with composition and pacing, layering in nuances of feeling so that each or panel episode feels longer than it is.

The removal of the male gaze from female nudity makes it a whole different presentation, even if it sometimes does depict a naked woman having enjoyable sex with another naked woman.

The Ides of Trump. View all 17 comments. Even though the strip is told from multiple perspectives, I couldn’t help but read it all through Mo’s point of view. This is the real fun home. It’s basically a soap opera – there is a “plot” b This deserves a proper review.

Fun Home is a more ‘finished’, sophisticated book as it was conceived dyies written as a graphic memoir whilst this is written on vor hoof, but if you enjoyed that it’s worth reading this. Oct 27, Dan rated it it was amazing. This deserves a proper review. The names change Bush instead of Bush, Cameron tp of Blair, al Qaida instead of Smersh but aliskn rad leftist sentiments are heartwarmingly consistent.


I was an ingrate. The interesting touch when Lois brought Emma flowers in “All in the Family” and they got shoved in with the flowers brought by Emma’s other lovers and exes because they were out of vases. Alison Bechdel’s ‘Dykes To Watch Out For’ Alison Bechdel is one of the few cartoonists who appears twice on our list of favorite comics and aatch novels — but many readers overlooked her beloved cult strip Dykes To Watch Out For.

Oct 20, Joseph rated it it was amazing Shelves: Honestly, I could write a whole essay on this strip and someday I just might. A Never read this “essential” collection, but have read several of the individual volumes, and once upon a time, even read some of the strips as they came out in various cities I lived in around the U. They attend rallies and protests.

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Absolutely the best book by Alson Bechdel. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

I don’t disagree with the need for the anger – the patriarchy tends to screw things up – but it doesn’t make the work inviting. And it could only be spoofed like this from the inside.

The framing of the first stories with narration surprised me a little and made it less immersive at first–encouraging me to stop and judge Mo at every turn instead of sort of imagining what it’s like to be in her shoes. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? There’s also not just ONE opinion in this lesbian community, and the book does a great job discussing differences of opinion on monogamy, on strategies for social change, on philosophies in relationships.


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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I was expecting this to be a somewhat fictionalized autobiographical representation of her life as a young person in the 80s and 90s, navigating life as a struggling artist and a lesbian, but other than that I knew none of the characters and none of the scope.

It started as a collection of humorous one-offs about lesbian life, but DTWOF quickly resolved into a running saga about a circle of friends in a small college town. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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This is a great collection, taking some of the best from all the strips over the many, many years, and all the volumes that no one knows where to start… so this a great selection, with a terrific comic essay as an introduction, reflecting back on the all the years of this pretty monumental work.

Hardcoverpages. Alison Bechdel’s distilled collection of her comic strip spanning 20 years is a tricky one to rate numerically. I also feel this was a bit ahead of its time or, more to the point, everyone else was behind in its handling of bi and trans issues, but I’ll leave the experts to speak more on that.

This ongoing comic strip chronicles the lives of a tight-knit group of lesbian friends over an astounding 21 years of life, work, love, boredom, political activism and countless reversals of fortune.

She’s often very judgmental, applying her hard-line stances on politics and culture to her small social group in a very coarse way like when she is very becchdel about going to her friends’ commitment ceremony because of her feelings about marriage and monogamy, unable to let these people happily choose for themselves what kind of relationship dynamic they want to have because it clashes, symbolically, with what she thinks relationships should be.