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Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel

February 21, 2018
7:00 pm

Dudley H. Davis Center
Alison Bechdel cartoon
Image: Panel from “Cartoonist’s Introduction” by Alison Bechdel

From her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For to her family memoirs Fun Home and Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel has explored in graphic detail the overlap between the personal and the political, the domestic and the global. In this illustrated talk, she discusses how her cartooning has evolved over four decades. The talk will be held in the Silver Maple Ballroom on the fourth floor of UVM’s Dudley H. Davis Center.

Co-sponsored with the Fleming Museum of Art and the UVM Department of English

Note: The Fleming Museum of Art presents an exhibition on Alison Bechdel, exploring her work as a writer, an artist, and an archivist of the self, on view January 30–May 20.

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“Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel, 2014 MacArthur Fellow,” MacArthur Foundation (3:23):


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