References for Reading Fun Home

Here’s a video with Alison Bechdel where she describes her creative and composing process (and how much she relied on research and Google!):

And here‘s an interview with Bechdel.

For more on the myth of Daedalus and Icarus read here. And here’s an image of the fabled labyrinth that held the minotaur (the one that Daedalus designed and then was held captive in himself).

Literary references to: Albert Camus, F.Scott Fitzgerald (and his The Great Gatsby),Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time; Homer’s The Odyssey; James Joyce’s Ulysses (which is the Latin name for Odysseus); Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

Definitions of key terms:

Here’s a glossary of terms to use when discussing the layout of comics/graphic memoirs.


For more on the famous 1969 Stonewall Riot read here.

For more on the early 1970s, President Nixon, and the Watergate Scandal read here.


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