The Best American Comics 2011 by Alison Bechdel

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“If you have spent a long time resisting the status quo—whether it’s in art, society, or the political world—what happens when that status quo at last gives way?
A universe of possibility opens up.”
—Alison Bechdel, from the Introduction

Featuring: Gabrielle Bell, Joe Sacco, Dash Shaw, Sabrina Jones, Chris Ware, Jillian Tamaki, Jaime Hernandez, Jeff Smith, Paul Pope, Kevin Huizenga, and others

 

About Alison Bechdel

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Alison Bechdel is the author of the bestselling memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which was named a Best Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, People, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle, among others. For twenty-five years, she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For , a visual chronicle of modern life — queer and otherwise — considered "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period." (Ms.) Bechdel is guest editor of Best American Comics , 2011, and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney's, Entertainment Weekly, Granta, and The New York Times Book Review. JESSICA ABEL is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida . MATT MADDEN is a cartoonist best known for his book 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style . Together, Abel and Madden are the authors of Mastering Comics and Drawing Words and Writing Pictures . MATT MADDEN is a cartoonist and the author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Together, they are the authors of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 352 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Another annual cornucopia of graphic narrative (and comic strips).

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Fun Home creator Bechdel selects 27 pieces for this year's Best American anthology, and though a reader can trace her sensibility in some of the entries—Eric Orner's funny and explicit "Weekends Abroad" might as well be called "Israeli Gays to Watch Out For"—it's a pleasure to see many odd, g...

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Another annual cornucopia of graphic narrative (and comic strips).

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