Ah, well. Even upper-classmen do such things.
As far as Fun Home goes - this story absolutely grips me immediately. There are many reasons for this. I am attracted to stories about gay youth - especially the struggle with coming out. With this story, though, the pictures are endearing, and somehow familiar. I feel like I know these characters - or at least the archetypes that some come to represent.
McCloud discusses the iconography of images - and how icons can represent much more than just a person - or any other noun. I wonder: do any of you feel more familiar with a comic-style character than a run-of-the-mill literary character? Why or why not? Do you agree with McCloud that an icon is easier to identify with - or do you relate more to a realistic person/image/character?
Also - is the subject matter of this reading difficult for any of you? Feel free to email me if you have any issues you want to discuss.