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Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Provides useful information about comic books and graphic novels as topics of academic research at the University of Michigan.

Alison Bechdel Biography & Criticism

Alison Bechdel Bibliography

Major works by Alison Bechdel in the U-M Library collection. For others, do an author search in the Library Catalog for "Bechdel, Alison, 1960-".

See also Alison Bechdel comics available online in the Underground and Independent Comics database.

About Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist and MacArthur Fellow. She is best known for her award-winning autobiographical novel Fun Home, the musical adaptation of which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. She also wrote the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For from 1983 to 2008. Dykes to Watch Out For also introduced and popularized the Bechdel Test, which is still used to draw attention to gender representation and sexism in film. 

Published Interviews with Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel Articles

A selection of journal articles about Alison Bechdel and her works. To find more, search in Library Articles Search on "Alison Bechdel", limiting to articles from scholarly journals.