Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is the first graphic novel I have ever read. It is the story of a family where the father is a closeted gay man and the daughter turns out to be a lesbian. The language and artistic details are completely impressive. And it has been turned into an Obie Winning Off-Broadway Musical with aspirations to go to Broadway for the 2014-2015 season. Unique and unusual subject matter for a novel and musical. And yet there are universal themes about family, parents, siblings, sexuality, forgiveness, and finding oneself.
This is Alison:
Montage from the show: