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The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell – A Place inside Yourself - University Press of Mississippi
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The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself

Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O'Malley


Julie Doucet, who started publishing in the late 1980s, is a cartoonist and artist best known for her semi-auto biographical works, as depicted in her Dirty Plotte series as well as My New York Diary. Coming into her own in the late 1990s, when she first started self-publishing her comics, Gabrielle Bell rose to prominence with her 2009 book of short story comics, Cecil and Jordan in New York, as well as her diary comics, which have been recurrently collected in full-length books. While each artist has a unique perspective, style, and world view, the essays in this book investigate these artis ... More

Keywords: Julie Doucet, Gabrielle Bell, Women, Comics, autobiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496820570
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496820570.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tahneer Oksman, editor
Marymount Manhattan College

Seamus O'Malley, editor
Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University

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Section One Genealogies

My Most Secret Boredom

Jessica Stark

Section Two Drawing Across Autobiography

Section Three Transgressive Aesthetics

A Very Dirty Word

Sarah Richardson

Drawn to Life

Kylie Cardell

Section Four Communal Visions

“At This Point I Become Real”

Frederik Byrn Køhlert


Gabrielle Bell

Aaron Cometbus

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