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Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire

It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
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Unnatural Dykes to Watch Out for: Cartoons (Dykes to Watch Out for) by Alison Bechdel
Unnatural Dykes to Watch Out for: Cartoons (Dykes to Watch Out for)

Therry, October 31, 2006

Calling this a book about lesbianism is remarkably narrow. Alison Bechdel's piercing observation of a group of friends over years of cohabitation, obsession, political correctness, infidelity, existential crisis and of course, picking up sailors, is an enduring graphic classic, and once you start, you can't eat just one. I started with AB from watching Mo play thirdbase on a DTWOF calendar in the late eighties, and haven't missed a strip since. You cannot go wrong with DTWOF, wherever you start.
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