Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) – 2013 GLAD Summer Party
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Collectible

"The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For" Autographed by Alison Bechdel

Item Number
501
Estimated Value
Priceless
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Item Description

For twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million copies in print), syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages.

Now, at last, "The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For" gathers a “rich, funny, deep and impossible to put down” (Publishers Weekly) selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form.

Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it “half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.
Her brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends -- academics, social workers, bookstore clerks -- fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents.

 

 

 

Item Special Note

Signed by the author.

Donated By:

Alison Bechdel