Vermont Cartoonist Displays Work at Fleming Museum

Allie O'Connor

Renowned artist, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, and UVM James Marsh Professor-at-Large Alison Bechdel’s critically acclaimed work is being displayed in an exhibit in UVM’s Fleming Museum. Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel displays samples of her popular graphic novels and comics,”Are You My Mother?”, and “Dykes to Watch Out For”, as well as childhood drawings, self-portraits, and clips and from the award-winning Broadway musical “Fun Home”, based on the graphic memoir of the same title. This exhibit features her work as a writer, self-archivist, and proponent of self-love, acceptance, and social justice. The critically acclaimed cartoonist and graphic memoirist also gave a talk on Wednesday, February 21, regarding her past, familial relationships, and subsequent decades of work.