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Alison Bechdel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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. Fun Home is her memoir, in graphic novel form, of life, marked by gothic twists and sexual angst, in the family-owned funeral home.
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Read the Awesome Award-Winning Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel: Fun HomeDescribed by The Times of London as 'a profound and important book' Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is an autobiographical graphic novel by American comic writer and artist Alison Bechdel. First published in 2006, this graphic novel has received highly positive acclaim from critics. It has won several award and was nominated for 2007 Eisner Awards.
In Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Bechdel depicts her life journey, especially her relationship with her father and her lesbianism. The theme of lesbianism and Bechdel's father suicidal tendency has raised some controversy. Despite all that, it is still considered one of the best work in contemporary graphic novel.
In 2012, Alison Bechdel wrote another graphic novel to accompany Fun Home, in which she explored her relationship with her mother. The book is entitled Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama.
WARNING: This graphic novel contains adult themes and some adult images.