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Alison Bechdel

American cartoonist, author

1960   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: American English
educated at: Oberlin College
occupation: cartoonist, comics artist, writer, novelist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, MacArthur Fellows Program, Lambda Literary Award, Judy Grahn Award, Stonewall Book Award, Bill Whitehead Award

Alison Bechdel ( BEK-dəl; born September 10, 1960) is an American cartoonist. Originally best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, she came to critical and commercial success in 2006 with her graphic memoir Fun Home, which was subsequently adapted as a musical that won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. In 2012, she released her second graphic memoir Are You My Mother? She was a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award. She is also known for the Bechdel test.
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Are You My Mother?

American graphic memoir, 2012

author: Alison Bechdel


Fun Home

graphic memoir

author: Alison Bechdel


Dykes to Watch Out For

comic strip drawn by Alison Bechdel

author: Alison Bechdel


New, Improved!: Dykes to Watch Out For

book by Alison Bechdel

author: Alison Bechdel


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

author: Alison Bechdel

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