For twenty-five years, Alison Bechdel wrote, drew, and self-syndicated the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. She gained wider recognition for her work with the publication in 2006 of her graphic memoir about her father, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Her second memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published in 2012. Bechdel has drawn for many publications including Slate, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and Granta. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2014, a MacArthur Fellowship. She lives in Vermont.