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Deconstructing clichés through comics
Conversation with Julie Delporte and Éloïse Marseille

Centre culturel canadien
January 30th, 2023 20:00 - 21:30

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Meet Julie Delporte and Éloïse Marseille, two of Montreal’s leading comic book authors published by Quebec publisher Pow Pow. Come hear these women whose intimate works echo each other in depictions of sexuality, consent, feminism and gender. Two strong and sensitive testimonies, without taboos, that deconstruct clichés and lead to healing, self-discovery and fulfilment.

In the graphic novel Corps vivante (Pow Pow Editions, 2022) Julie Delporte retraces the history of her sexuality. A story marked by the trivialised violence of aggression, and by the clichés and injunctions linked to a culture of performance and heteronormativity.

Author and multidisciplinary artist Julie Delporte has published several works with Éditions Pow Pow, including Journal and Moi aussi je voulais l’emporter. She has also published a children’s book, Je suis un raton laveur (La courte échelle) and a book of poems illustrated with etchings, Décroissance sexuelle (L’Oie de Cravan). Corps vivante is her most recent book.

Éloïse Marseille retraces her tribulations in order to overcome the shame that has clung to her body since childhood whenever sex is mentioned. Remarkably frank and full of humour, Confessions d’une femme normale, the first book by this young author published by Pow Pow, is a plea for a relaxed sexuality.

The conversation will be moderated by Anne Clerc, general delegate of the Charter of Authors and Illustrators for Young People, and will be followed by a signing session.

In partnership with Pow Pow Editions


Centre culturel canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

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