Dykes to Watch Out For.

A selection of 4 strips produced between 1987 - 2005, courtesy the author.

Alison Bechdel's Dykes To Watch Out For has since 1983 represented the richness and humour of lesbian culture in American society. Bechdel's comic strips weave the everyday lives of her all-dyke ensemble cast with ongoing political developments in mainstream society. In the introduction to her recent collection, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For (2009), Bechdel celebrates the success of her strips in raising the visibility of lesbians, but wryly wonders: "Have I churned out episodes of this comic strip every two weeks for decades merely to prove that we're the same as everyone else?"


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