Critically acclaimed author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel spoke at “An Evening with Alison Bechdel” on March 5. The event was sponsored by Otterbein University’s Artist Series and Department of English.
Bechdel is the author of the graphic novels, Fun Home and Are You My Mother?, as well as the comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, which is syndicated in more than 50 alternative newspapers and publications. Hailed by Ms. magazine as “one of the pre-eminent oeuvres in the comic genre, period,” Bechdel also has been published in Slate, The Village Voice, The Advocate, Out, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review and many other newspapers, websites, comic books and ’zines. Fun Home won an Eisner Award, was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and spent two weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Bechdel also has won four Lambda Awards for humor and her book, The Indelible Alison Bechdel, won a Lambda Literacy award in the biography/autobiography category.