If you haven't read Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, you should. Even if you have no interest in graphic novels, you'll be drawn in, guarantee.
Fun Home is a brilliant, award-winning memoir about Bechdel's closeted father . . . among other things.
Here's Alison talking about it. (In the second part of the video, Neil Gaiman makes an appearance!)
Alison is also the artist & writer of Dykes to Watch Out For, the best comic strip since Archie.