The Body Laid Waste: The New Body Horror in Comics September 13, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

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Sloane Leong
Kate Lacour
Julia Gfrörer
Ezra Claytan Daniels

While comics have always provided a space for the provocative modification of the human body, in recent years cartoonists have returned to the horror genre to twist it with their new visions of terrifying human figures. Grounding their approach to horror in the body itself, these artists excavate intimacy, desire, fantasy, and community care as they explore the human body in all its wonder and grotesqueness. At the intersection of the body, horror, and comics, they conjure alien lifeforms, create impossible anatomies, and pillage historical plagues and contemporary blights, all the while transforming the language of comics and pushing towards new heights of horror storytelling. Join moderator Dr. Rachel Miller as she explores these ideas with Kate Lacour (Vivisectionary), Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul, BTTM FDRS), Julia Gfrörer (Vision), and Sloane Leong (Prism Stalker).

Buy Ezra Claytan Daniels’ books here.

Buy Julia Gfrörer’s books here and here.

Buy Kate Lacour’s book here.

Buy Sloane Leong’s books here.