Our heroines are on the move in Alison Bechdel′s eighth collection of laugh-out-loud cartoons. Clarice and Toni head for the ′burbs with son Raffi. Jezanna′s father, newly widowed, moves in with her. Ginger, Lois and Sparrow add a gentleman lodger to thier vision of communal domesticity. And Mo completes a cost-benefit analysis of cohabitation with Sydney. It′s a comic tour de force as Toni tries to keep the various moves on schedule and get the Y′All Haul back to the rental office on time.
Alison Bechdel, a careful archvist of her own life, began keeping a journal when she was ten. Since 1983, she has been chronicling the lives of various characters in The Dykkes to Watch Out For strip, "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period" (MS).
The strip is syndicated in dozens of newspapers, translated into several languages and collected in a series of award-winning books. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as "one of the gratest hits of teh twentieth century."
And the comics journal says, "Bechdel′s art distills the pleasures of friends and the nation; we recognize our world in it with its sorrows and ironies." in adittion to her comic strip, Bechdel has also done exclusive work for a slew of publications, including MS., Slate, Entertainment Weekly, and many other newspapers, websites, comic books ans Zines. She is also the author of the best-selling Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, A National Book Critics Award finalist.
Time named Fun home the number one best book of 2006, calling it "a masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and the mysterious debts to each other."