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Graphic Novels to Watch Out For
October 2, 2019
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
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?”: