Drawn & Quarterly have announced that they will be publishing “two groundbreaking works of comics by the revolutionary cartoonists” Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Julie Doucet in Spring and Fall of 2018, respectively.
First up will be a new and expanded edition of the collection Love That Bunch by Kominsky-Crumb with an afterword by comics scholar Hillary Chute.
In Fall 2018, D+Q will release 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. Their comics were astonishingly brutal, honest, funny and are as relevant today as they were when originally published.
Collecting comics from the 1970s through today, Love That Bunch is “an authentic story of its era”. Kominsky-Crumb addresses 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 an autobiographical comic of the 90s. Doucet is intent on “plumbing the depths of the female psyche in surreal ways and charting the fragility of the men around her”. 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.