Portrait of Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is the creator of the award-winning comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. She is also the author of the ground-breaking graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic which was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and was named Best Book by Time Magazine.

A second graphic memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published 2012. Together, these two deeply intimate memoirs explore her father’s life before the gay rights movement and her mother’s life before the women’s movement. Bechdel has also edited Best American Comics 2011, and drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times Book Review, and Granta.