Aline Kominsky-Crumb Launches Love That Bunch In April And May Coast To Coast

by Hannah Means Shannon

Drawn & Quarterly will be releasing Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s new hardback comic collections, Love That Bunch, in April, and in celebration Kominsky-Crumb will be undertaking a signing tour in April and May 2018 at a number of locations.

Love That Bunch is a collection of Kominsky-Crumb’s autobiographical comics that “chronicle the raw, dirty, and unfiltered thoughts of a woman coming of age in the 1960s”.

Drawn & Quarterly explain further:

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. Most importantly, she does so without apology.

Kominsky-Crumb traces her steps from a Beatles loving fangirl, East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, an 80s housewife and mother, to a new 30-page story Dream House that looks back on her childhood, 40 years later. One of the most famous and idiosyncratic cartoonists of our times, Love That Bunch will be Kominsky-Crumb’s only solo-authored book in print. Originally published as a book in 1990, this new expanded edition follows Kominsky-Crumb to the present, including an afterword penned by noted comics scholar Hillary Chute.

Signing stops include Montreal, Toronto, Berkeley, San Francisco, and New York. She will appear in conversation with New Yorker staff writer Naomi Fry, Hillary Chute (Why Comics?), and writer and comedian Monica Heisey.

Here are those tour dates and locations:

Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 7:00pm
176 Rue Bernard O., in conversation with Hillary Chute (Why Comics?)
Toronto, ON
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 7:00pm
103 Bellevue Ave., with writer and comedian Monica Heisey
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 10:00am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 5:00pm
Downtown Berkeley, locations TBC
San Francisco, CA
Friday, May 4, 2018 – 7:30pm
1231 9th Avenue, in conversation with Hillary Chute (Why Comics?)
New York, NY
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 7:00pm
126 Crosby St., with New Yorker staff writer Naomi Fry