Books Alison Bechdel Books by Alison Bechdel Alison Bechdel has written books about: Comics & Graphic Novels Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Alison Bechdel Alison Bechdel is the author of the long-running syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Elena Seibert/Courtesy of O+M Co. hide caption toggle caption Elena Seibert/Courtesy of O+M Co. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Lesbian Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Countered Dad's Secrecy By Being Out And Open Fresh Air August 17, 2015 The musical and graphic novel Fun Home describe Bechdel's coming out, and her dad's closeted homosexuality. She says, "In many ways ... my professional career has been a reaction to my father's life." Lesbian Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Countered Dad's Secrecy By Being Out And Open Listen · 43:48 43:48 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/432569415/432601052" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Lit, Illustrated: Five Fantastic Graphic Novels August 15, 2012 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. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Excerpt: Are You My Mother? May 25, 2012 Read an excerpt from Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books A Portrait Of The Cartoonist And Her Mother May 25, 2012 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. A Portrait Of The Cartoonist And Her Mother Listen · 2:56 2:56 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/153711102/153832994" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews 'Mother' Dearest: Alison Bechdel's Graphic Memoir May 1, 2012 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. Three Books... These Aren't Your Geek's Graphic Novels November 29, 2009 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.