Alison Bechdel (2010)

Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel was born September 10, 1960 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania and attended high school where both of her parents taught English literature. After college, she began cartooning lesbian-centered comic strips, called Dykes to Watch Out For. They were later compiled into books. She also wrote and drew Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a graphic memoir chronicling her troubling relationship with her father. It explores her Coming Out Story, as well as her father’s mysterious life and death. After twenty five years, Dykes to Watch Out For is still popular in 2009.