CARTOONISTS

Alison Bechdel Fun Home, Books, Book, Test, and Wife

Alison Bechdel is a popular American cartoonist. Initially known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, she came to critical and commercial success in 2006 with her graphic memoir Fun Home, which was later adapted as a musical that received a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. Alison published her second graphic memoir Are You My Mother? in 2012. She was a 2014 winner of the MacArthur “Genius” Award. Alison is also recognized for deriving the Bechdel test.