"The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For" is the collection Alison Bechdel fans have been waiting for!
Gathering material from 11 earlier books, as well as 60 new strips never before published in book form, this new book from the author of the celebrated Fun Home chronicles the lives, loves, and politics of Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others- Booksmith
Alison Bechdel’s comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For has become a countercultural institution among lesbians and discerning non-lesbians all over the planet. And her more recent, darkly humorous graphic memoirs about her family have forged an unlikely intimacy with an even wider range of readers.
In 2006 she published Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Time magazine named it the Best Book of 2006, describing the tightly architected investigation into her closeted bisexual father’s suicide “a masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.”
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel remembers that the gay and lesbian community were desperate to see representations of themselves in culture when she started her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, but that desperation has faded in the era of Will & Grace and The L Word.