Angst on a Shoestring

Thursday, June 15, 2006

 

Alison Bechdel | Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic


Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 7:00PM
Central Library
Ticket Info: This event is FREE. No ticket or reservation is required.

This is some great month! Alison Bechdel's memoir, in graphic novel form, about her childhood. With a gothic twist to it all, working in the family funeral home, hence "Fun Home". Ms. Bechdel's memoir is at turns hysterically funny, poignant and filled with sexual angst and discovery. While reading it I kept thinking of Charles Addams. To my delight, she draws comparisons to her home and The Addams.

A cult favorite in the comics world, Alison Bechdel has chronicled the lives of fictionalized characters in her “Dykes to Watch Out For”comic strip since 1993. Called “one of the preeminent oeuvres of the comics genre, period” by Ms, “Dykes” is syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers and is collected into a book with a quarter million copies in print.

2 Comments:

Blogger Heywood Jablomi said...

You weren't kidding about the Addams family--cool!

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Yacht Broker said...

Hello Gina.
I like your wrings about books on
downside of your blog, very useful.
See you.

4:55 AM  

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