‘Fun Home’ author Alison Bechdel was awarded

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Alison Bechdel (L) and Sydney Lucas of "Fun Home," winner of the award for Best Musical, pose in the press room at the 2015 Tony Awards on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

An illustrator known for a memoir and graphic novel about her father and bisexuality was warded as a Vermont Cartoonist laureate. ‘Fun Home’, published in 2006, depicts Bechdel’s growing up in Pennsylvania with her bisexual father who took his life. The story was adapted into musical that received Tony award. The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction made the announcement about the honour this week. The iconic “Dykes to Watch Out For” comics are set to return after eight years. Bechdel in December confirmed that fans of the comics will be able to rejoice once more as she plans to re-invent the characters. In her eight-year absence, Bechdel worked on Fun Home.Last year’s presidential election sparked her creative flow to bring the comics back, the writer was inspired to speak out. She has already published a new comic in Seven Days, a former long term publisher of Bechdel’s comics. “Like many Vermonters, Bechdel has been feeling distraught about the election results,” Seven Days cofounder Pamela Polston wrote. “While others have taken to the streets, Facebook and/or the liquor cabinet, she went back to the drawing board. And she emailed Seven Days to see if we’d be interested in publishing this strip.”

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