Archive for: Fun Home

Seeing the Big Picture: The Use of Composition in Comics

Composition in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

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Voices from the Archive: Alison Bechdel on Fun Home

Alison Bechdel responds briefly to HU critics.

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The Therapeutic Narcissism of Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?

Concerning the self-analysis of Alison Bechdel.

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The Price of the Ticket

In the comments to Suat’s post on Fun Home, Uland notes; The milkman bit is interesting, but I think it bears pointing out that a literary allusion isn’t an allusion at all if it’s being pointed out in the text. It’s a reference. It isn’t that I have a problem with the drawing or the […]

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Fun Home: Technically Speaking on the first 86 pages

The recent roundtable on Likewise and Ariel Schrag produced a number of helpful comments but there was one in particular which made my ears prick up: “I actually think Fun Home works best as prose (not sure about Schrag’s work). It’s a beautifully written novella/short story, really…and rarely (to me) does the art add much […]

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Review of Fun Home

I reviewed the book for TCJ when it came out. Ng Suat Tong says it’s more favorable in tone than my recent post. I know I didn’t bring up the business about Bechdel’s dad dropping out of grad school. But what strikes me is what a dreadful first sentence the piece has. I must have […]

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