Friday, May 4, 7 p.m.
Alison Bechdel - Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22)
In her acclaimed graphic memoir, Fun Home, Bechdel focused on her father, his secret life, and his death. Now she turns to her talented, emotionally repressed mother, exploring the family psychology and the tentative mother-daughter truce the two achieved via D.W. Winnicott , Dr. Seuss, and Bechdel's own vivid memories.
This event is co-sponsored by Small Press Expo, an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present to the public comic art not normally accessible through normal commercial channels. SPX 2012 is September 15 and 16 at the Marriot Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center and will feature such special guests as Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, and the Hernandez Brothers. More information at www.spxpo.com.
Buy a copy of Are You My Mother? from P&P, get it signed by Alison, and receive a free single-day pass to SPX 2012!