Alison Bechdel

2010, charcoal and mixed-media dimensional collage on paper, 30" x 44" x 1"
Collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian

 

Alison Bechdel was first known as the author of a comic strip titled Dykes To Watch Out For. Bechdel walked away from that strip in order to write her memoir, Fun Home, (which became the basis for the Tony-award winning musical of the same name) and its sequel, Are You My Mother.

 

Our collaboration was documented by filmmaker Charissa King-O’Brien, in the short doc The Paper Mirror

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