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The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle BellA Place inside Yourself$
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Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O'Malley

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496820570

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496820570.001.0001

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Drawn to Life

Drawn to Life

The Diary as Method and Politics in the Comics Art of Gabrielle Bell and Julie Doucet

(p.122) Drawn to Life
The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell

Kylie Cardell

University Press of Mississippi

As forms of auto biography, diaries are of ten framed as secret, private, and confessional genres–they are presumed to be (desired as) an unfiltered and uncensored mode. In popular culture, diaries are frequently used to connote the image or experience of a teenage girl and are connected to expectations for emotionally heightened and subjective or unfiltered narration. This chapter explore show the contemporary comics artists Gabrielle Bell and Julie Doucet use diary as a both a methodology (a structural device) and a symbolic mode: in a body of diary comics, these artists respectively narrate autobiographical stories that center on the mundane, banal, and ephemeral, in away that both heightens and contests the voyeuristic frame of diary point of view.

Keywords:   Diary, Girls, Comics, Gabrielle Bell, Julie Doucet

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