Comic artist and author Alison Bechdel explores the links between comics, family tragedy, and psychoanalysis in a conversation with Judith Thurman.
Alison Bechdel is the author of the graphic memoirs "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic," which won a 2007 Eisner Award, and "Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama," which came out in May. From 1983 to 2008, she drew the comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For," which has been collected in several volumes, including "The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For."
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Judith Thurman is a staff writer at The New Yorker. "Drawn from Life," her Profile of Alison Bechdel, ran in the April 23rd issue. She is the author of the biographies "Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette" and "Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller" and of "Cleopatra’s Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire."