Alison Bechdel: The Essential Dykes to Watch out for
USA 2008, 395 pp., hardbound, € 22.30Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
For 25 years Allison Bechdel's »Dykes to Watch out for« strip has been collected in 11 volumes, syndicated in 50 alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages. Now, at last, this book gathers a rich, funny, deep, and impossible to put down selection from all »Dykes« volumes. Plus 60 of new strips. Settle into this wittily illustrated soap opera 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. Bechdel's imagined 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. These comics fuse high and low culture - from foreign policy to domestic routine, postmodern theory to hot sex - in a serial graphic suitable for humanists of all persuasions.