Archive for June 5th, 2006

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June 5th, 2006

Man. My little burst of fame reached a new level this morning. The FedEx guy brought a package and instead of just handing it to me, gave me a knowing smile and said “nice piece in Entertainment Weekly.”

That was pretty cool. But I’m starting to feel overwhelmed. I’m happy for all the attention, but it’s rather jarring after my long years of relative obscurity.

I won’t keep making posts about every Fun Home review that comes out, but there’s a really great one on Salon today, by Douglas Wolk.

“Fun Home” is a beautiful, assured piece of work, by far the best thing Bechdel has done in over two decades as a cartoonist. Her language and drawings are impressively sensitive to the details of her physical experience and to the trickier folds of her own self-consciousness; she dives over and over into the cloudy waters of her past, swimming deeper every time.

Okay. I gotta get back to work.

While Alison is on the Run

June 5th, 2006

Hi DTWOF Fans!

I’m interrupting your regularly-scheduled DTWOF and Fun Home programming to introduce myself!  As Alison’s new assistant, I will be attempting to fill Cathy Resmer’s capable and organized shoes to help with website updates, email, and other communications with the outside world.

Katie Sullivan