The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For
From the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and othersFor twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million... show more
From the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and othersFor twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million copies in print), syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers a rich, funny, deep and impossible to put down” (Publishers Weekly) selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form.Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.Her brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends -- academics, social workers, bookstore clerks -- fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents.Bechdel fuses high and low culture -- from foreign policy to domestic routine, hot sex to postmodern theory -- in a serial graphic narrative suitable for humanists of all persuasions.”
Publish date: November 12th 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
Series: Dykes to Watch Out For
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI loved this collection. I recently wrote a review for a book, complaining that all the characters did was argue with one another. The characters in this book argue on nearly every page, yet it was somehow still fascinating. Apparently it's the quality...
What a good anthology of a deservedly long-running and still content-rich comic. I like the characters, I care about what happens to them, and other than some amount of soap-operaesque* sleeping around (*may in fact be quite realistic, but if so than I am sadly under-romanced), very true to life. ...