Fun House by Alison Bechdel

One of the best comic strip artists in the country lives in Vermont, just a few towns north from where I live, in fact. I have been a big fan of her strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” (which obviously has a broader appeal than what the title indicates) for years, not even realizing the author, Alison Bechdel, was practically a neighbor.

Alison has been working for years on an autobiographicnovel (sorry that’s german for Autobiographic graphic novel, or graphic memoir) that was recently published. Much hoopla is being made of it in Burlington. I’m looking forward to getting a copy! She’s touring all over the country (including Seattle & Portland!) so you can get a signed copy even if you don’t live in Vermont.

SevenDays has a great article on Alison and her book this week. But lest you think it’s just us northwest Vermonters who are excited about Alison’s book – is Entertainment Weekly (rave review) maintsream enough? She also mentions in her blog that the current issue of People has done a piece on her.

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