Comments on: *Fun Home — Best of 2006 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/ Independent Opinions on Comics of All Kinds Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:44:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Bechdel Test Becomes an Official Rating in Sweden » DVDs Worth Watchinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-133487 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:52:39 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-133487 […] the long-running Dykes to Watch Out For and the modern classic autobiographical graphic novel Fun Home, also lent her name to the Bechdel Test. That simple check evaluates a film on whether 1. it has at […]

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By: January 2013 Previews » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-128727 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:02:57 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-128727 […] the immense critical and commercial success of Fun Home, Bechdel’s investigation into her father’s secret life, expectations were high for her […]

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By: Not My Bag » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-128347 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:44:07 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-128347 […] closest to being targeted in her direction these days is the graphic memoir, such as the best-known Fun Home or Persepolis or those combined with advice, such as The Big Skinny. Not My […]

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By: February 2012 Previews: Yes, It’s Late, But the Books Are Still Good » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-125151 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:19:22 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-125151 […] prediction for book of the year is Bechdel’s followup to Fun Home. That book explored her father’s secrets; this one examines her distant relationship with her […]

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By: January 2012 Previews: Recommendations, Reminders, and Ramblings » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-124257 Sun, 01 Jan 2012 18:28:00 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-124257 […] JAN12 1143, $10.99, March 21), Magic Trixie (Harper Collins, JAN12 1145, $8.99, March 21), and Fun Home (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, JAN12 1158, $13.95, March […]

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By: The Bechdel Test Becomes a Bigger Deal » DVDs Worth Watchinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-113583 Sat, 07 Aug 2010 20:26:00 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-113583 […] fail the Bechdel Test. In this simple evaluation, first formulated by cartoonist Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For) in this comic 25 (!) years ago, a film passes if it shows two women […]

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By: Spurgeon and I on Fun Home » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-108309 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:18:52 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-108309 […] covering significant books from the last decade — he and I talk about Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. […]

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By: *The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For — Best of 2008 » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-105019 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 22:42:31 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-105019 […] the popularity of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, many readers wanted to see more work by her. Her earlier series, Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF), […]

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By: Radiator Days » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-102711 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:36:52 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-102711 […] I’m reminded of Craig Thompson or Hope Larson. Pen? More Jen Sorensen. Occasionally a little Alison Bechdel. There’s probably many more I’m missing — the point is, these are accomplished […]

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By: End of an Era: The Last Scholastic Bone » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-100232 Thu, 04 Dec 2008 13:02:23 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-100232 […] The superhero publishers tried their typical “glut” strategy, pumping out works unsuited for the audience and flooding the shelves, which resulted in projects that would be better for those readers (noted author names, for example) getting lost. Several book publishers set up ambitious graphic novel lines, only to find that the best-praised books don’t necessarily sell in accordance with expectations. A desire for more content quickly meant some works didn’t get the polish they needed. And yet, no one can dispute the successes, like Fun Home. […]

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By: A “Documentary Graphic Novel” — Photo Reference as Art? » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-98397 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 18:34:34 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-98397 […] about leaving home.” They’re aiming for readers of books like Mom’s Cancer or Fun Home. (Ambitious, since both of those garnered major awards when they came out two years […]

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By: Happy Holidays! Best of 2006 » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-82198 Thu, 03 Jan 2008 02:17:46 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-82198 […] Fun Home: A Family TragicomicAs excellent as everyone says it is, this graphic memoir is all the more powerful for what it doesn’t show about Alison Bechdel’s father’s hidden life. […]

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By: A Detailed Harvey Awards Ceremony Writeup » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-75665 Mon, 08 Oct 2007 21:06:14 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-75665 […] Lex Luthor’s Silver Age origin. In an unexpected result, the award went to Civil War #1 over Fun Home, Ganges #1, Mom’s Cancer, Pride of Baghdad, Schizo #4, and Solo #11 (featuring Sergio […]

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By: Sizer Guests at Unshelved » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-70324 Sun, 08 Jul 2007 20:17:40 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-70324 […] tradition of book reviews in comic form. Today, Paul Sizer provides a guest recommendation of Fun Home. Check it out! […]

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By: Cool Events Coming Up » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-46849 Thu, 01 Mar 2007 22:07:00 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-46849 […] community-wide Reading Together Series. The focus is on three autobiographical works: Persepolis, Fun Home, and Cuckoo. Paul sends along the following information: You don’t have to have read the […]

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By: I’m Back! » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-46291 Mon, 26 Feb 2007 03:15:26 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-46291 […] also geeked out at the show — I was thrilled to have Alison Bechdel sign my copy of Fun Home and even add a sketch […]

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By: NewsBit LinkBlogging » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-45576 Tue, 20 Feb 2007 17:52:52 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-45576 […] This is the first mention I’ve seen of a planned sequel to Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home to be called Love Life: A Case Study. […]

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By: Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-41644 Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:01:01 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-41644 […] Speaking of homosexual portrayals, Loren posts the lengthy GLAAD 2006 LGBT in Comics rundown. It mainly focuses on DC and Marvel books because GLAAD is concerned about visibility, and that’s what they think are best known in comics. Dirk Deppey (under the Comics Culture section) then rips apart this outdated assertion very entertainingly. Here’s just a small excerpt: Buried in the back list: Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, an “other label” (i.e. real-world major publisher Houghton-Mifflin) graphic novel that’s been named book of the year by Time Magazine, the best graphic novel of 2006 by any number of recognized national magazines, and given prominent display space in major chain bookstores. Oh, and sold a bunch of copies and was created by an actual, authentic lesbian. But that’s not as mainstream as the Justice Society of America! […]

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By: Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-40354 Tue, 26 Dec 2006 02:11:30 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-40354 […] Thanks to Dirk Deppey for pointing me towards the link. Dirk’s written a wonderful essay about the kind of cultural groupings that apply pressure on best-ofs and similar recognition at that link — start where he mentions Fun Home’s recognition. […]

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By: one diverse comic book nation » THE SHORT STACK: Diversity On The ‘Net - December 21, 2006http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/comment-page-1/#comment-40106 Fri, 22 Dec 2006 04:12:21 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/12/20/fun-home/#comment-40106 […] Fun Home – Best of 2006 – Johanna from Comics Worth Reading spotlights creator Alison Bechdel, best known for her long running strip Dykes To Watch Out For, and her new book Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic which was recently named one of Time magazine’s Ten Best Books of 2006 (from Comics Worth Reading) […]

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