Eight minutes with Alison Bechdel on her motivations, insecurities, and more:
What motivates me? Deep insecurity. I do think to some extent it is an incompleteness or a neurosis on my part… [H]onestly that’s why anyone pursues any avenue of creativity — it’s because they’re trying to get something that they’re missing.
See also Bechdel’s feelings on seeing a finished copy of Fun Home for the first time (” I’m deeply pleased, but not elated, for some reason. I feel a bit like Mr. Earbrass…”), her discovery that “the actual documentary truth” recorded in the childhood journals she consulted while writing the book “was almost always richer and more surprising” than the way she remembered things happening, and her validation of your internet addiction.