The Vermont Cynic

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Alison Bechtel speaks to the audience gathered in the Silver Maple Ballroom Feb. 21.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

A hushed, reverent silence fell over the crowd, as soon as a woman with short, spiked hair and glasses approached the podium. Vermont author and artist Alison Bechdel, the night’s speaker, took the stage and immediately made jokes about the large crowd size and all of the familiar faces. The ro...

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

(Left) Two students admire a self portrait of Alison Bechdel hanging in the Fleming Museum. (Right) Alison Bechdel speaks at the opening of the Fleming exhibit featuring her work on Feb. 7.

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 13, 2018

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel. Her exhibit “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” is the latest ...

Alison Bechdel & LGBT communities

Alison Bechdel & LGBT communities

Ariana Arden

April 7, 2016

Last Thursday morning, the wonderful Alison Be- chdel stood in front of my class and told us about her life. [media-credit name="DAVID BERNIER" align="alignnone" width="274"][/media-credit]For those who don’t know, Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist. She created an influential strip called ...

Writer talks ‘Fun Home’ and Freud

Writer talks ‘Fun Home’ and Freud

November 18, 2014

The best book of 2006 wasn’t a book in the traditional sense, but a graphic novel called “Fun Home,” according to Time Magazine.“Fun Home” author and illustrator Alison Bechdel spoke about her life and work at the Ira Allen Chapel Nov. 13.The Cynic sat down with Bechdel to talk about comic...

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