Page 1 of Chapter 5 (The Canary-colored Caravan of Death). Read online Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic graphic novel. A bestselling graphic novel describing Bechdel’s relation with her father and her lesbianism.
In the 5th chapter of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, entitled The Canary-colored Caravan of Death, Alison Bechdel reflected how the geographical location might affect her family. Her family lived in a small town of Beech Creek, located on Allegheny Front. Living in such town probably was not the most suitable for her family who possessed artistic aspiration.
The Canary-colored Caravan of Death shows how artistic interest was probably the only thing shared by her family. However, ironically, it was their artistic pulse that separated members of Bechdel family from each other. Most of the time, each was drawn in their own artistic interest. Alison even described that her family was more of an artist colony than an actual family.