The April 23, 2012 issue of The New Yorker has a profile of Alison Bechdel, whose latest book Are You My Mother? comes out next month. In the iPad version of the issue, the article is accompanied by a seventeen-page excerpt of the upcoming graphic novel as well. It's a great read -- the short sample touches on a wide variety of meaty topics (dreams, memory, memoirs, parents) in a short space -- and leaves me anxious to read the whole work. I especially enjoyed the way Bechdel weaves the details of her and her parents' lives to accentuate the parallels and patterns that keep popping up. I know I've been noticing this a lot lately in my life so it really resonated with me.
Anyway, here's a sample page from the excerpt. If you have the iPad version of The New Yorker I highly encourage you to check this out.