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D+Q announces Doucet and Kominsky-Crumb in 2018

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As announced today on Bustle, Drawn & Quarterly will publish two groundbreaking works of comics by the revolutionary cartoonists Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Julie Doucet. In spring 2018, D+Q will publish a new and expanded edition of the seminal collection Love That Bunch by Kominsky-Crumb with an afterword by comics scholar Hillary Chute. In fall 2018, D+Q will release the highly anticipated Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet. Both titles were acquired by D+Q Publisher Peggy Burns and will be co-edited with Senior Editor Tracy Hurren.

“The comics of Aline and Julie were transformative game-changers whose importance and influence can not be overstated,” stated Burns. “Their comics were astonishingly brutal, honest, funny and are as relevant today as they were when originally published.”

Aline Kominsky-Crumb immediately made her mark in the Bay Area’s underground comix scene with unabashedly raw, dirty, unfiltered comics chronicling the thoughts and desires of a young woman. Collecting comics from the 1970s through today, Love That Bunch is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. This is Kominsky-Crumb’s first book with D+Q and will be her only solo-authored book in print.

Beginning in 1988, Julie Doucet’s Dirty Plotte is the iconic autobiographical comic of the 90s; the fascinating and visionary comic was D+Q’s first comic book series. Doucet’s stories are candid, funny, and intimate, plumbing the depths of the female psyche in surreal ways and charting the fragility of the men around her. She possessed a fully formed and confident drawing style out of the gate, which immediately placed her in the top ranks of cartoonists throughout history. Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet will collect the comic book series and other rare Doucet comics, as well as biographical essays and writing about her influence.