Alison Bechdel

Born: September 10, 1960 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

Died: N/A

Family: Bruce Allen Bechdel (father), Helen Fontana Bechdel (mother), John Bechdel (brother), Christian Bechdel (brother)

Biography:  Bechdel is a writer/cartoonist, most notably known for her comic strips Dykes to Watch out For which was first published in 1983 in a New York newspaper.  She grew up in her family home and helped her father at the family owned funeral home for most of her childhood until moving away for university.  Bechdel worked as a secretary and as a production manager of a Minneapolis paper until her comic was published.  Oh ya, and she is a lesbian.

Works:

  • Dykes to Watch out For
  • More Dykes to Watch out For
  • New, Improved!  Dykes to Watch out For
  • Dykes to Watch out For: The Sequel
  • Spawn of Dykes to Watch out For
  • Unnatural Dykes to Watch out For
  • Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch out For
  • The Inelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous
  • Split-Level Dykes to Watch out For
  • Post-Dykes to Watch out For
  • Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch out For
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
  • Are You My Mother?

Works Cited:

“Alison Bechdel.”  Encyclopedia of World Biography.  1 April 2013.  <http://www.notablebiographies.com/newsmakers2/2007-A-Co/Bechdel-Alison.html&gt;.

Bechdel, Alison.  Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.  United States of America: First Mariner Books, 2007.

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