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Otterbein University to Host Artist Alison Bechdel

January 24, 2013

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University’s Artist Series and Department of English will co-host critically acclaimed author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel for “An Evening with Alison Bechdel” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The event is free and open to the public.

Bechdel is the author of the graphic novels Fun Home and Are You My Mother?, as well as the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, which is syndicated in over 50 alternative newspapers and publications. Hailed by Ms. Magazine as “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comic genre, period,” Bechdel also has been published in Slate, The Village Voice, The Advocate, Out, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review and many other newspapers, websites, comic books and ‘zines. Fun Home won an Eisner Award, was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and spent two weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Bechdel also has won four Lambda Awards for humor and her book, The Indelible Alison Bechdel, won a Lambda Literacy award in the biography/autobiography category.

For more details, contact Professor Shannon Lakanen at slakanen@otterbein.edu.


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