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Stuck in Vermont: Alison Bechdel Shares 'The Secret to Superhuman Strength' 

Episode 638

Published May 6, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. | Updated December 20, 2021 at 2:39 p.m.

Vermont cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s new graphic novel The Secret to Superhuman Strength documents her lifelong obsession with fitness during the last six decades. The former cartoonist laureate of Vermont and a MacArthur fellow, Alison is also known for her comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” and her graphic novels Are You My Mother? and Fun Home. The latter became a Tony-award winning Broadway musical and will soon be adapted into a film.

Eva visited Alison at her home near Bolton to hear about her new book and to see some of her cartoon panels come to life.


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Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed by millions. She appears every other Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

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