The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For

Alison Bechdel

The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For
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The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For

Alison Bechdel

When Alison Bechdel s unflinching graphic memoir, Fun Home, was published in 2006 it was met with universal acclaim and named by many reviewers as the graphic book of the year, bringing her once-underground work to a wider audience. Cape is now proud to announce the publication of the strip that made her name. ince is inception in 1983, Dykes To Watch Out For has become a counterculture institution. The first strips were stand-alone pieces, each offering an eye-opening and acerbically funny insight into the Lesbian society of 1980s America. Here we learnt the terminology of that world ( Luppies , for example, are Lesbian Urban Professionals) and discovered its codes of conducts, like the dos-and-don ts of a couple s first night together. oon, after those first few strips, a compelling and addictive soap opera developed. We met Mo, a neurotic feminist book clerk, and her unforgettably eclectic group of friends. There was Lois, the voracious Lesbian Avenger, Clarice and Tony the Lesbian Moms, and Sparrow, who couldn t kick her self-help habit. We follow their sex lives, their political activism and the minutiae of their lives right up to the Iraq War. On the way, we see a counte

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