Galvan, Margaret: "“The Lesbian Norman Rockwell”. Alison Bechdel and Queer Grassroots Networks." In: American Literature 90.2 (2018), S. 407–438.
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Keywords: "Dykes to Watch Out For", Bechdel. Alison, Comic strip, Gender, Seriality, USA
Collection: American Literature
Alison Bechdel’s renown has been building since the success of Fun Home (2006). While scholars have focused on her contemporary production, her comics work within grassroots periodicals, including her long-running strip, Dykes to Watch Out For (1983–2008), has received comparatively little attention. By focusing on the grassroots context of DTWOF, this essay demonstrates how Bechdel’s participation in grassroots periodicals shaped her work. Through the development of new reading practices and the notion of queer comics archives, I show how queer communities influenced Bechdel’s visual rhetoric in the pages of WomaNews, the grassroots periodical where Bechdel first published her work and participated as a member of the collective. Informed by archival research, this analysis embraces grassroots contexts as an overlooked venue for exploring queer histories and tracing the development of queer comics.
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