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Presidential Lecture Series

Alison Bechdel

Recognition Year: 

Author of Fun Home and award-winning cartoonist of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For

"An Afternoon with Alison Bechdel"

May 11, 2009

Presented in partnership with the Rainbow Alliance

Alison Bechdel, author of the critically acclaimed Fun Home (called "one of the very best graphic novels ever" in Booklist) and of the syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF), has become a cultural icon for lesbians and discerning non-lesbians all over the planet. Since drawing her first DTWOF 25 years ago for New York's feminist monthly Womanews, Bechdel has seen her comic strip become syndicated in over 50 alternative newspapers and publications and printed in 12 book-length collections. At the podium, Bechdel redefines race and gender roles while taking aim at some of the most controversial topics of the day.