Books by Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel's comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For reproduces the texture of 21st century life, queer and otherwise, in exactingly high resolution. From foreign policy to domestic routine, breastfeeding to chemotherapy, postmodern theory to parenting pra


ARE YOU MY MOTHER? by Alison Bechdel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Subtitled "A Comic Drama," the narrative provides even fewer laughs than its predecessor but deeper introspection."
A psychologically complex, ambitious, illuminating successor to the author's graphic-memoir masterpiece. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2011 by Alison Bechdel
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"The state of an art that has yet to reach stasis."
Another annual cornucopia of graphic narrative (and comic strips). Read full book review >
Released: June 8, 2006

"Though this will likely be stocked with graphic novels, it shares as much in spirit with the work of Mary Karr, Tobias Wolff and other contemporary memoirists of considerable literary accomplishment."
Bechdel's memoir offers a graphic narrative of uncommon richness, depth, literary resonance and psychological complexity. Read full book review >