Cross-country bar hop

June 19th, 2006 | Uncategorized

Saturday night I was at the Wild Rose in Seattle, and Sunday night I was at Cattyshack in Park Slope. Two lesbian bars in one weekend. I haven’t done that in, um… about forty years. Here I am with Aja and Brooke, the manager and owner of Cattyshack.


It’s a really nice place with an outside deck. I sat at a table and talked to people and signed books. This great new comics/graphic novel store Rocketship sold my books at the bar. Here I am with Mary and Alex, who own the store.


And here I am with one of my many doppelgangers, though Reina is a particularly good one. Don’t you think? Especially if I were wearing my other glasses, which look just like hers.

10 Responses to “Cross-country bar hop”

  1. FemiKnit Mafia says:

    De-lurking to say …
    Aja. Meow.
    Hope I can catch the Boston appearance later this week.

  2. sdn says:

    why *do* you have so many doppelgangers?

  3. Christine says:

    Holy crap. That’s just freaky. Neither of you are adopted though, right?

  4. Deb says:

    Holy crap is right! Looks like alot of fun too!

  5. Jaibe says:

    Thanks for linking to the shops so I could find out that Park Slope was in one of those obscure East Coast states.

    I’m glad you’ll be going to the Midwest too! Have a riot — all those towns are great.

  6. Deb says:

    Almost forgot, one of my co-workers at the shelter looks just like you along with having the personality of Mo! We have mentioned this many times at work. It’s sort of freaky to see the pix’s!

  7. mlk says:

    different glasses, different noses — otherwise, almost an exact duplicate! uncanny!!

    Alison, please tell me you weren’t bar hopping when you were 6, 7 or 8 years old!! and were there gay bars in rural PA?

  8. Christine says:

    Hmmm. I don’t really see the difference in the nose, just the glasses and a bit in the skin tone. Yes, I’ve spent hours analysing this.

    Deb, you should send a pic of your co-worker to Alison to post for us…

  9. Deb says:

    I will do that! Let me ask her if it’s OK and I will post it! It’s uncanny!

  10. […] Alison Bechdel’s blog has up pictures from her Sunday-night signing at Cattyshack, including one with Brooke and Aja, and another one with a fan who looks a lot like Bechdel, who looks a lot like Mo, if Mo were a live person instead of a drawing. (Speaking of which, we noticed the recent release of a live-action romantic comedy based on the gay-boy comic The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green. We’re of course still waiting for our Dykes to Watch Out For adaptation.) Also of note: Fun Home got a serious rave in the Sunday Times Book Review which called it a “pioneering work, pushing two genres (comics and memoir) in multiple new directions.” Not too shabby. […]