This item is the signed original art from Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip #242, in which the seeds are planted for Sydney & Mo's relationship, and we first learn that Sydney & Thea may have had some history. Donated by series creator Alison Bechdel. Art consists of two 11" x 13 7/8" panels, with the main art occupying 6 3/8" x 10". Great details - see where Bechdel whited out and redrew, sketched in pencil, experimented with alternative language, and more.
Since its inception in 1983, Alison Bechdel's comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For has become a countercultural institution. The strip is syndicated in dozens of newspapers, translated into several languages and collected in a series of award-winning books. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as "one of the greatest hits of the twentieth century." And Comics Journal says, "Bechdel's art distills the pleasures of Friends and The Nation; we recognize our world in it, with its sorrows and ironies."
In 2006, Houghton Mifflin published Bechdel's graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. The bestselling coming-of-age tale has been called a “mesmerizing feat of familial resurrection” and a “rare, prime example of why graphic novels have taken over the conversation about American literature.” The book was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by numerous sources, including The New York Times, amazon.com, Time Magazine, The Times of London, Publishers Weekly, Salon.com, New York magazine, and Entertainment Weekly.
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