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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

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For

Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For

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

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

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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.

Alison Bechdel Videos

  • Aspen Words Presents: Slopeside with Alison Bechdel & Beth Malone
  • Alison Bechdel, Author of 'Are You My Mother?' - WSJ Interview
  • On the Fly: Alison Bechdel

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  • How much does it cost to book Alison Bechdel?
    Booking fees for Alison Bechdel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alison Bechdel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alison Bechdel?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alison Bechdel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alison Bechdel for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alison Bechdel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alison Bechdel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Alison Bechdel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alison Bechdel for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Alison Bechdel generally travels from VT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Charlene Strong, Chely Wright, Cynthia Nixon, Mayim Bialik and Perez Hilton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alison Bechdel for an upcoming event.

Alison Bechdel Speaker Videos

  • Aspen Words Presents: Slopeside with Alison Bechdel & Beth Malone
    Alison Bechdel, Author of 'Are You My Mother?' - WSJ Interview
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