My essay, “From Julie Doucet to Gabrielle Bell: Feminist Genealogies of Comics Anthologies,” has been published in the collection, The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself (University Press of Mississippi, 2019). The volume won the 2019 CSS Prize for best edited collection!
Read the chapter abstract below.
Abstract: This chapter examines how the histories of women’s comics have failed to capture and contextualize the full range of women’s work. Assessing the recuperative scholarship of Hillary Chute and Trina Robbins sets the stage for understanding the various reasons why women’s work is overlooked. This frame then turns to cartoonists Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell and situates them in a larger genealogy of histories of women’s comics. This chapter engages both artists’ work in anthology comics and traces how second-wave, underground feminist cartoonists have influenced and connect both artists together.