She has gathered the greatest hits from 11 prior volumes with 60 strips not previously published in book form to give readers the full sweep of a strip she characterizes as "half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel." AfterEllen has an appreciation of the strip and its significance for the lesbian community. (Thanks to Journalista for the link.)
Bechdel, a Vermont resident, drew wide critical acclaim for her graphic autobiography, "Fun Home," published in 2006. She appears in Northampton Wednesday, Nov. 19.