My review of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) is up at The Quarterly Conversation.
Here’s last para if you want to skip to the recommendation part:
Although Bechdel’s name is familiar to me, I must admit that this is the first work of hers I’ve seen. I’ll further admit that Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic makes it glaringly obvious that she is an artist I should have been paying attention to. This is a graphic novel autobiography that easily rivals the best works in the field.