Alison Bechdel

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Alison Bechdel (/ˈbɛkdəl/ BEK-dəl; born September 10, 1960) is an American cartoonist.[1] She created the comic strip about gay women called Dykes to Watch Out For. She also created a graphic novel Fun Home.The book also became a musical that won a Tony Award in 2015. In 2012, she published her second graphic book Are You My Mother? She won the MacArthur "Genius" Award.[2]

Awards[change | change source]

  • Time Magazine listed Fun Home as one of its 10 Best Books of the Year for 2006
  • Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work in 2007
  • A MacArthur Fellowship in 2014.
  • Lambda Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Literature in 2014.
  • Harvey Awards 2019 Hall of Fame.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alison Bechdel | Biography, Comics, Books, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-08-03.
  2. "ALISON BECHDEL: 'Thrilled' graphic novelist breaks yet more ground with MacArthur 'genius' grant". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-08-03.