Alison Bechdel is cool.
Due to popular demand, she posted the comic essay, Compulsory Reading that she she did for Entertainment Weekly a while back.
It's a funny piece, about the anxiety some of us have about the need to read the Classics, the Important Book - like Moby Dick (Nope. I'm going to my grave without slaying that White Whale.) C'mon, admit it - you feel that guilt some times, when you look at that copy of unread Ulysses on your bookshelf, right?
If you haven't read Fun Home, I would really recommend it. Or you might like to wait for The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, a selection of the best of the long running comic series. Coming out this November.
Actually, I would recommend Fun Home over Dykes to Watch Out For. Sorry if you're a fan - but I just don't get the series. Maybe it's just a cultural blindness on my part.
I don't get it.