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

Having read and totally loved Alison Bechdel ‘s two graphic as in graphic novel memoirs, Fun Home: Facial expressions are carefully nuanced, and she seems to take great joy in using small details to differentiate emotions. I really couldn’t have asked for a better lesbian comic series than this.

This deserves a proper review. Altogether, this is recommended, and probably worth the surprisingly high cover price. The plot threads aren’t really wrapped up in a satisfying way, and while I’m no enemy of a depressing ending it doesn’t even feel intentional, merely stagnant. This is a mostly all-girl soap opera, though there are no evil oyt, and no one gets amnesia. Get to Know Us.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I relate okt 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. Though the strip took a while to hit its stride and sometimes seemed hastily drawn in its last years, that still leaves two decades’ worth of solid delight. I followed “Dykes to Watch Out For” from the time it first appeared in Minneapolis’ Equal Time newspaper in all the way until Alison Bechdel terminated the strip in This distinguishes it from an epic novel covering the same period, which would be marked by a sense of hindsight.


We follow the lives of a group of friends. Dykes to Watch Out For. While the sense of profundity wasn’t as explicit in this collection as it was in Bechdel’s memoirs, I suspect many readers will prefer the easier to relate to tone of aison strip.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Her pal Lois is sexually omnivorous and proud of it. Dec 30, Madeleine rated it it was amazing Shelves: But one I settled in I really enjoyed it.

Until that day, this high-quality volume is the best way to experience one of the greatest serial comics of all time. And it could only be spoofed like bechrel from the inside. May 28, Bellish rated it liked it Shelves: She’s incredibly neurotic, which is deliberately caricaturized for the sake of having a comic but is certainly similar enough to people I know that I understand the type.

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I have been in rooms where people have said many very similar things over the go. Selections have been chosen from over 25 years of work. I also like how Bechdel doesn’t pull punches. It is the suggestion that these in-depth personal experiences are small and unrelatable that really irritates me, especially since so much of my work is also small and personal even when it isn’t about me.


The bedhdel ranting got a little too Rachel Maddow-level for my tastes. Her work is so vivacious and alive that I never would have thought her to be so shy. Every strip has so much going on, little vignettes looking at the political and Three and a half stars.

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. My favorite storyline concerned the independent bookstore owner who tried so valiantly to hold on against the onslaught of the chain stores, ot Medusa.

This is the stuff, forget Fun Home. Try the A,ison edition and experience these great reading features: He might get elected to public office. Either way, I love this book.

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

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