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Welcome to the library research guide for this year's College Reads! selection, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic!
This guide compiles a variety of information and sources that will help you with your research needs pertaining to this graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.
Use the tabs above or the links in the various boxes on this page to find a variety of resources. Categories include:
- Author Bios
- Finding Books
- Finding articles
- Multimedia resources
- Citing sources
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Alison Bechdel's Family Life? Tragicomic
Listen to an interview with Alison Bechdel from NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, July 2, 2006. By Liane Hansen.
Underground and Independent Comics Database
This is a scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960's to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection contains more than 75,00 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform. This collection ranges from classics of the early underground years, such as Bob Burden and Trina Robbins, to the modern indie scene like Daniel Clowes and Dash Shaw.
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