Alison Bechdel, author of the critically acclaimed graphic novels Fun Home and Are You My Mother? and the syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, will give a multimedia presentation about her work and process at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Kendall Cram Lecture Hall on Tulane University’s campus.
Bechdel wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For for 25 years. Time magazine named Fun Home one of the best books of 2006 and called the graphic memoir about her father, which won an Eisner Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, “A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.”
From the New York Times review of Fun Home:
If the theoretical value of a picture is still holding steady at a thousand words, then Alison Bechdel’s slim yet Proustian graphic memoir, “Fun Home,” must be the most ingeniously compact, hyper-verbose example of autobiography to have been produced. It is a pioneering work, pushing two genres (comics and memoir) in multiple new directions, with panels that combine the detail and technical proficiency of R. Crumb with a seriousness, emotional complexity and innovation completely its own.
This event is free and open to the public.