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Graphic Novels to Watch Out For

October 2, 2019
7:00 pm

Dudley H. Davis Center

Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and the graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy, discusses what makes comics such a powerful medium for addressing and upending oppression. Note: This talk will take place on the 4th floor of UVM’s Davis Center in the Livak Ballroom.

Partner: Middlebury College and the Mellon Foundation; UVM Fleming Museum

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Image: Panel from Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, used by permission

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Alison Bechdel has her own website and blog, and she posts a lot of interesting stuff on there—about herself, the LGBTQIA community, and the world of comics.

  • Graphic novelist Paul Sizer made a comic about Fun Home, calling it “an autobiographical soul laid bare.”
  • Surprisingly, Bechdel may be most famous for the “Bechdel Test,” a set of three criteria to use when evaluating films and television shows: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. Read more about it here. You can also watch a 2-minute video about it here.

Alison reading from her most recent novel “Are You My Mother?”:

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