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Dyke Strippers: Lesbian Cartoonists A to Z From Alison Bechdel To Zora, This Collection Of Cartoons Provides Artwork From The Imaginations Of Lesbians From Canada, England, Australia And The USA With Graphics, Interviews, Biographical Sketches And Artist S Commentary On Their Favourite Work, The Book Aims To Provides A Slice Of Lesbian Life It Includes Comic Characters Like Mo And The Gang From Dykes To Watch Out For, Hothead And Chicken From Hothead Paisan And Other Lesbian Icons


10 thoughts on “Dyke Strippers: Lesbian Cartoonists A to Z

  1. says:

    This is an excellent source for you, and me, to discover new to us artists Sure it was published in 95 and isn t exactly up to date, but it includes the bigs Bechdel, Dimassa, Gregory the best Erika Lopez and lots of women I d never heard of, never seen their work, and didn t know I mildly want to marry This book profiles thirty five artists and includes samples of their work This way you only have to hassle the comic book store about not carrying the artists you learned you like P.S Y This is an excellent source for you, and me, to discover new to us artists Sure it was published in 95 and isn t exactly up to date, but it includes the bigs Bechdel, Dimassa, Gregory the best Erika Lopez and lots of women I d never heard of, never seen their work, and didn t know I mildly want to marry This book profiles thirty five artists and includes samples of their work This way you only have to hassle the comic book store about not carrying the artists you learned you like P.S YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT COMIC BOOK STORE CAN DEFINITELY ORDER MOST OF THESE ARTISTS FOR YOU also ask them about Ariel Shrag, she s a genuis


  2. says:

    This was a pretty funny book, although it is about 15 years old and some of the humor now seems a bit dated I would have gotten through itquickly if it were all cartoons, but there are author interviews and profiles throughout the whole thing I often laugh out loud at my own thoughts or things that people say, but rarely when I am reading a book This book did make me laugh so loudly that I scared the cat, at least three times It was strange to read an interview with Alison Bechdel wher This was a pretty funny book, although it is about 15 years old and some of the humor now seems a bit dated I would have gotten through itquickly if it were all cartoons, but there are author interviews and profiles throughout the whole thing I often laugh out loud at my own thoughts or things that people say, but rarely when I am reading a book This book did make me laugh so loudly that I scared the cat, at least three times It was strange to read an interview with Alison Bechdel where she says that she ll probably be drawing DTWOF until she keels over Strange to read now, since the strip has been on indefinite hiatus for at least two years now It s also kind of funny to read interviews of lesbians by other lesbians from this time period mid 90s There were lots of processing type questions about diversity in the comic strips, and whether a white cartoonist would even be qualified to voice a Latina character For reals, I don t think anyone ever gave Charles Schulz trouble about Franklin like that I mean, some newspapers in the South boycotted the strip when he was shown attending school with Peppermint Patty, but no one was like hey old white dude, you are not qualified to voice this racially diverse character Goodness Also under the lesbians are kind of funny, even when they don t mean to be category the book is arranged in the most egalitarian way, from A to Z That s great and all, but I think it would becohesive if some of the strips were grouped thematically Eh One of the best things about the book is that it is almost old enough to be an artifact, and reading it now highlights the progress that has been made and the overall changes to the LGBT community that are sometimes so gradual that you don t even notice them at the time A lot of times, I wonder if we are losing the subculture as the mainstream culture becomestolerant and accepting Which is progress, but also makes me a little sad Ascharacters in books and movies are explicitly written as gay or lesbian, it kind of takes the fun out of always looking for secret signals and hidden codes to determine their identity It s kind of like that with comics Now that For Better or For Worse has shown Lawrence having a long term partner, what happens to the place on the margins that some of these cartoons used to occupy Overall, it was a good fun read I like lesbians and I like comics, so it s not like this book was a hard sell


  3. says:

    Well, the only comic that I really enjoyed was the first one the rest were mostly mediocre, with a few exceptions I scanned through all of them, but didn t have time to read the interviews It s an incredibly old book, and I hope someone publishes another one soon 13 years old Until then, I ll just browse about on the internet for webcomics Not a bad way to get acquainted with the community, but nothing special.


  4. says:

    I love the Harvard Book Store That s really all I have to say about this book, except it makes me laugh.


  5. says:

    I m giving this 5 stars not because I loved all the cartoons I loved some, didn t care as much for others but because this is an incredible anthology of mostly lost 90s lesbian comic art Yes, this is far from an up to date anthology, but it is a snapshot of this genre which was thriving in the 90s and has been pitifully and barely preserved Loved loved LOVED.


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