Books by Alison Bechdel
NPR stories about Alison Bechdel
These panels are filled more with extraordinary storytelling than with standard-issue superheroes. Each book is created by a singular writer/artist, and offers a wholly unique point of view in both narrative and illustration.
Read an excerpt from Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother?
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel follows her 2006 book about her father with a new memoir, Are You My Mother? It weaves together stories of her own life with the theories of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott — with a cameo from Virginia Woolf.
Alison Bechdel follows up her smash success Fun Home, a graphic memoir about her closeted gay father, with Are You My Mother? another beautifully crafted "comic drama," this time focusing on her emotionally distant mother.
You don't have to be crazy about comic-book heroes, fantasy worlds or galactic adventures to fall in love with these three magnificent graphic novels — but it helps if you're a girl. Author Harriet Reisen shares what makes these girl-power reads so colorful.