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Alison Bechdel

Author of the critically acclaimed Fun Home

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 Alison Bechdel Biography

Alison Bechdel, author of the critically acclaimed Fun Home (called "one of the very best graphic novels ever" in Booklist) and of the syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF), has become a cultural institution for lesbians and discerning non-lesbians all over the planet. At the podium, Bechdel redefines race and gender roles while taking aim at some of the most controversial topics of the day.

Hailed by Ms. magazine as "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comic genre, period," Bechdel's DTWOF is syndicated in over 50 alternative newspapers and publications, translated into many languages and collected into a book series with over 250,000 copies in print. Four of her books have won Lambda Awards for humor, and The Indelible Alison Bechdel won a Lambda Literary Award in the biography/autobiography category. She's also won two Vice Versa Awards for Excellence in the Gay and Lesbian Press. Bechdel's work has also appeared in Ms., The Village Voice, The Advocate, Out, Gay Comics, and many other comic books, 'zines, and anthologies. Fun Home is her first graphic novel.

Bechdel grew up in rural Pennsylvania. After graduating from Oberlin College, she moved to New York City, where she began drawing Dykes to Watch Out For as a feature in the feminist monthly Womanews in 1983. Twelve book-length DTWOF collections has since appeared, nine of them-including Spawn of Dykes To Watch Out For, and Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out For-published by the pioneering feminist press, Firebrand Books. The most recent volume, Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For, was released by Alyson Books in 2005. Her bi-weekly strip is syndicated in over 50 periodicals.

Bechdel's work has become a countercultural institution. "Hers are thinkers' comics," writes Harvey Pekar, "full of the stuff that classics like Gasoline Alley and Doonesbury are made of." Bechdel's work appeared recently alongside Aaron McGruder's Boondocks and David Rees' Get Your War On in Attitude 2: The New Subversive Alternative Cartoonists (NBM, 2004). Four of her books have won Lambda Literary Awards for Humor, and The Indelible Alison Bechdel won a Lambda Literary Award in the biography/autobiography category. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as "one of the greatest hits of the Twentieth Century."

In addition to her comic strip, Bechdel has also done exclusive work for a slew of publications including Ms., Slate, The Village Voice, The Advocate, Out, and many other newspapers, web sites, comic books, and 'zines. Her work has been widely anthologized and translated.

She lives near Burlington, Vermont.

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Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For

Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For

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Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alison Bechdel or any artists or celebrities on this website.

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Author of the critically acclaimed Fun Home

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 Alison Bechdel Biography

Alison Bechdel, author of the critically acclaimed Fun Home (called "one of the very best graphic novels ever" in Booklist) and of the syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF), has become a cultural institution for lesbians and discerning non-lesbians all over the planet. At the podium, Bechdel redefines race and gender roles while taking aim at some of the most controversial topics of the day.

Hailed by Ms. magazine as "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comic genre, period," Bechdel's DTWOF is syndicated in over 50 alternative newspapers and publications, translated into many languages and collected into a book series with over 250,000 copies in print. Four of her books have won Lambda Awards for humor, and The Indelible Alison Bechdel won a Lambda Literary Award in the biography/autobiography category. She's also won two Vice Versa Awards for Excellence in the Gay and Lesbian Press. Bechdel's work has also appeared in Ms., The Village Voice, The Advocate, Out, Gay Comics, and many other comic books, 'zines, and anthologies. Fun Home is her first graphic novel.

Bechdel grew up in rural Pennsylvania. After graduating from Oberlin College, she moved to New York City, where she began drawing Dykes to Watch Out For as a feature in the feminist monthly Womanews in 1983. Twelve book-length DTWOF collections has since appeared, nine of them-including Spawn of Dykes To Watch Out For, and Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out For-published by the pioneering feminist press, Firebrand Books. The most recent volume, Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For, was released by Alyson Books in 2005. Her bi-weekly strip is syndicated in over 50 periodicals.

Bechdel's work has become a countercultural institution. "Hers are thinkers' comics," writes Harvey Pekar, "full of the stuff that classics like Gasoline Alley and Doonesbury are made of." Bechdel's work appeared recently alongside Aaron McGruder's Boondocks and David Rees' Get Your War On in Attitude 2: The New Subversive Alternative Cartoonists (NBM, 2004). Four of her books have won Lambda Literary Awards for Humor, and The Indelible Alison Bechdel won a Lambda Literary Award in the biography/autobiography category. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as "one of the greatest hits of the Twentieth Century."

In addition to her comic strip, Bechdel has also done exclusive work for a slew of publications including Ms., Slate, The Village Voice, The Advocate, Out, and many other newspapers, web sites, comic books, and 'zines. Her work has been widely anthologized and translated.

She lives near Burlington, Vermont.

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For

Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For

People who viewed this profile also viewed:

What people are saying about us

See More Testimonials »

Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

See how our approach to booking talent is unique and why more than 96% of our clients recommend us.

ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alison Bechdel or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Alison Bechdel. Find information on booking Alison Bechdel for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Alison Bechdel, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Alison Bechdel.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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