© 2023 by Emma Dei.

Alison Bechdel and I started working together while she was writing Are You My Mother. For years, she’d done a comic strip titled Dykes To Watch Out For, which tracked what it meant to be lesbian during years that you may as well have been Martian. Bechdel walked away from that work to write about her father in Fun Home, and now its sequel. Our portrait came out of conversations about looking back. I drew her pursued by the specter of her mother and the ghosts of her comic-book dykes.