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D+Q 25 PR: Carpet Sweeper Tales by Julie Doucet

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D+Q announces Julie Doucet’s Carpet Sweeper Tales Due Out in 2016

Drawn & Quarterly has acquired world rights to Carpet Sweeper Tales, the new book by landmark artist Julie Doucet. Carpet Sweeper Tales is a collection of short stories in photo-comics style borrowed from 1960s Italian fumetti. Using vintage women’s and home decorating magazines, Doucet collages a unique dialogue of love and travel between characters sitting in classic cars, driving through cities and pristine countryside. Acquiring editor is Peggy Burns.

“In light of our 25th anniversary and yesterday’s New York Times article that explores Julie’s influence as one of the premiere cartoonists of our generation, I am thrilled to say we are publishing Julie’s new book,” said Peggy Burns, Publisher. “It’s fascinating to watch Julie utilize different mediums for her gifted story telling - drawing, woodcuts, silkscreening, linocuts, and collage. No matter what the medium is, Julie runs circles around everyone else.”

Carpet Sweeper Tales will be distributed in the United States by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, in Canada by Raincoast Books, and in the United Kingdom by Publishers Group UK. International rights are represented by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency.


Julie Doucet was born in Montreal and is the author of the Dirty Plotte comic series which was D+Q’s first solo authored book. Her graphic novels include the seminal My New York Diary, My Most Secret Desire, 365 Days, and the art books Lady Pep, Long Time Relationship, and Elle Humour. Her art has appeared in the 2007 Biennale de Montréal and the 2008 Triennale Québécoise at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Doucet has her own self-publishing house, Le Pantalitaire, and her website is