Over at the Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon interviews Alison Bechdel about “Are You My Mother” and her work in general. Here’s a tiny excerpt: “There was intense fear. It was difficult working in the shadow of that book, which was so strangely successful. I wasn’t expecting that. I spent a lot of time in my life adjusting to being a successful cartoonist who was considered part of the mainstream after a career in the shadows. That was kind of traumatic. I didn’t want to repeat Fun Home. I felt like I had to push myself, to do something different and more complex. Actually, I don’t know if I was conscious of doing something more complex. I wanted to do something different. I was very anxious…”
Read the full interview here.