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Described by The Times of London as "a profound and important book" Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is an autobiographical graphic novel. Whimsical Drafts: Signs and Codes in Fun Home Names, no doubt, are whimsical draughtsmen, giving us of people as well as of places sketches so unlike the. Response to the Graphic Novel “Fun Home. A Family Tragicomic” by Alison Bechdel written by Lukas Artur Pietza *** In the following response, I want to discuss.
Bechdel had viewed her father as "a big sissy""  while her father constantly tried to change his daughter into a more feminine person throughout her childhood. The underlying theme of death is also portrayed. Unlike most young people, the Bechdel children have a tangible relationship with death because of the family mortuary business.
Alison ponders whether her father's death was an accident or suicide, and finds it more likely that he killed himself purposefully. And perhaps my cool aesthetic distance itself does more to convey the Arctic climate of our family than any particular literary comparison. Scott Fitzgerald , and the narrator suggests that Bruce Bechdel modeled elements of his life after Fitzgerald's, as portrayed in the biography The Far Side of Paradise.
She met Bruce Bechdel when the two were appearing in a college production of The Taming of the Shrew , and Alison Bechdel intimates that this was "a harbinger of my parents' later marriage".
Shepard 's illustrations for The Wind in the Willows. Artwork[ edit ] Fun Home is drawn in black line art with a gray-blue ink wash.
Crumb with a seriousness, emotional complexity and innovation completely its own. I don't like pictures that don't have information in them.
I want pictures that you have to read, that you have to decode, that take time, that you can get lost in. Otherwise what's the point? Here, she poses for a drawing of her father.
Bechdel wrote and illustrated Fun Home over a seven-year period. She began each page by creating a framework in Adobe Illustrator , on which she placed the text and drew rough figures. For example, to illustrate a panel depicting fireworks seen from a Greenwich Village rooftop on July 4, , she used Google Images to find a photograph of the New York skyline taken from that particular building in that period.
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She lived in an old Gothic Revival house with her father Bruce, her mother Helen, and her two younger brothers Christian and John. Her mother was a teacher and community theater actress, and her father, an army veteran, was an 11th grade English teacher who also worked part-time running a funeral home that he inherited from his father. At college, Bechdel also met her first girlfriend and, at the age of 19, Bechdel came out of the closet to her parents as a lesbian.
After graduating from college, Bechdel moved to Manhattan, applied to art schools, got rejected, and ended up working many office jobs in the publishing industry. During this time, Bechdel moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, and the strip evolved into a series of stories centering on a group of lesbian characters.
In Bechdel became a full-time cartoonist and later moved to a house near Burlington, Vermont. A Family Tragicomic , was released.
Bechdel married Holly Rae Taylor in Download it! There, Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man to be elected to a public office, but in he was assassinated.
In California became the first state to deem gay marriages constitutional, and in the landmark Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges in , gay marriage became nationally recognized as lawful in the United States. Persepolis , written by Marjane Satrapi and published in , is a coming-of-age graphic memoir set in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution.