Women, Action & the Media – WAM! Benefit Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 5, 2012 10:00 PM EST


Original Art from Alison Bechdel

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Estimated Value
600 USD to mfenskejr
Number of Bids
22  -  Bid History

Item Description

This item is the signed original art for the Chapter 7 title page of Alison Bechdel's book FUN HOME, donated by series creator Alison Bechdel. It is india ink on bristol board. The frame is black wood, 1 inch wide, 1 1/8 inches deep.

Picture: 5.5 h x 5 w
Outside of frame: 14 h x 11 w 

FUN HOME, published in 2006, won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book, the Stonewall Book Award for non-fiction among others. The New York Times described it as "a pioneering work, pushing two genres (comics and memoir) in multiple new directions .... a comic book for lovers of words".

For twenty-five years, Alison Bechdel wrote, drew, and self-syndicated the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. She gained wider recognition for her work with the publication in 2006 of her graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family TragicomicFun Home was named Best Book of 2006 by Time Magazine. In 2008, Bechdel set aside her comic strip. Her second memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published in 2012. Bechdel edited Best American Comics 2011. She has drawn for SlateMcSweeney’sEntertainment WeeklyThe New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She is the recipient of a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellowship. Bechdel lives in Vermont.

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