Alison Bechdel’s continuing family memoir, ‘Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama’
May 3, 2012
Author and comic strip writer ALISON BECHDELâ€™s new graphic memoir, â€śAre You My Mother? A Comic Drama,â€ť illustrates her complicated relationship with her artistic mother, who was unhappily married to a closeted gay man, the subject of Bechdelâ€™s first memoir, â€śFun Home: A Family Tragicomic.â€ť One reviewer described Bechdel’s unique style as â€śgraphic alchemist.â€ť The guest editor of â€śThe Best American Comics 2011,â€ť and writer of the long-running syndicated comic strip, â€śDykes to Watch Out For,â€ť which is now a blog, Bechdelâ€™s work appears in Slate, McSweeneyâ€™s, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications.