The 248th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  August 27, 2019 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, Kellen Auditorium, room N101 (first floor) at 66 Fifth Avenue. Free and open to the public.

Julie Doucet’s Murderous Home Goods: Anne Elizabeth Moore discusses the work of Julie Doucet

Long considered one of the most influential women in American independent comics—although she left the field, and is Canadian—Julie Doucet finally receives a full-length critical overview of her work, from Anne Elizabeth Moore, a noted chronicler of independent media and critical gender theorist. Sweet Little Cunt is the first book-length critical analysis of a female cartoonist by a female theorist in the English language. It is a landmark production, both in Moore’s unique and defiant analysis of Doucet’s work, and the significance of a woman reorienting the entire dialogue around Doucet and comics in general, in a field that has been so thoroughly and toxically dominated by men. This book is part of Uncivilized Books’ Critical Cartoons series, where artists, writers, and theorists critically reflect on the work of seminal cartoonists and graphic novelists. Moore’s writing is full of sharp wit and nuanced observation, extensive research, and a deep respect for her subject’s revolutionary work,  which ultimately creates a truer profile of Doucet than anything that has preceded it.

Anne Elizabeth Moore is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, and internationally lauded cultural critic. Called “one of the sharpest thinkers and cultural critics bouncing around the globe today” by Razorcake, a ‘general phenom’ by the Chicago Reader and by the New York Times, and “rad writer” by Time Out New York-Kids. Her book Unmarketable was named Best Book of 2007 by Mother Jones. Body Horror is on the Nonfiction Shortlist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Nonfiction Award and was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library. She was awarded a fellowship in Detroit’s unique Write A House program. She resides there with her cat.

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