Alison Bechdel Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

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CHARLESTON, SC-APRIL, 21: Alison Bechdel at a rehearsal as cast members of the musical of her memoir, "Fun Home", prepare for a performance of selected songs to be delivered in support of protesters at the College of Charleston after  proposed state budget cuts were approved in response to "Fun Home" being offerred as summer reading at the College of Charleston, at the Meminger Auditorium on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Charleston, SC. (Photo by Alice Keeney/For The Washington Post)
Photo: Alice Keeney/Getty

Comics memoirist Alison Bechdel is one of this year’s 21 new MacArthur Fellows, and she’s just the second cartoonist ever to be awarded the honor. Bechdel tells the L.A. Times she’s going to use the $650,000 grant to “pay off some debts, save for retirement — really boring stuff.” Here’s hoping she discussed this good news with another woman and never once mentioned a man.

Alison Bechdel Wins MacArthur Genius Grant