Original Art from Alison Bechdel
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This item is the signed original art: MS. attends the 20th anniversary of a consciousness-raising group, donated by Alison Bechdel. It is india ink on bristol board. The frame is black wood, 1 inch wide, 1 1/8 inches deep.
Picture: 14.25" h x 11.25" w
Framed & matted: 21" h x 17" w
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 Tragicomic. Fun Home was named Best Book of 2006 by Time Magazine and 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". In 2008, Bechdel set aside her comic strip. Her second memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published in 2012. In 2013, Fun Home was adapted as a stage musical and is enjoying a critically acclaimed run at New York's Public Theater.
Bechdel edited Best American Comics 2011. She has drawn for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She was the recipient of a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellowship. Bechdel lives in Vermont.
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