ALISON BECHDEL

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:30 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: On Art & Politics

Alison Bechdel is the author of two bestselling graphic memoirs, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which won an Eisner Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. For 25 years, she wrote and drew the popular comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a visual chronicle of modern life, queer and otherwise. Bechdel has also been an editor of the Best American Comics series and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly, Granta, and The New York Times Book Review.

Julia Bryan-Wilson is associate professor in the Department of History of Art at UC Berkeley, where she teaches courses on contemporary art and feminist/queer theory. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (2009), and is a frequent contributor to Artforum magazine.