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Off-World Fairy Tales
By Susan Bee, Johanna Drucker

Off-World Fairy Tales marks the third collaboration between painter Susan Bee and writer Johanna Drucker, following their Fabulas Feminae (Litmus Press, 2015) and A Girl’s Life (Granary Books, 2002)—a trilogy dedicated to hybrid language, pastiche images, and the feminist imagination.

The creators of Off-World Fairy Tales wonder: What visions of fantastic worlds open the doors to imagine experiences beyond this one and travels undreamt of in our mechanical reality? If we could travel on waves of light—or dream—and wake in other galaxies, what would we see? Simulacral moons? Exotic techno-flora? Meme-streams full of information? This book contains fourteen fairy tales that extend the traditional genre—with princesses, adventures, monsters, boys, and wishes—into encounters with the wildly imagined “off-world,” where sulky orphans without their own transport vehicles long to jump dimensions, or unravelling technologies suffer from enchantment.

In the bright, bold pages of this book, playful language and images launch flights of fancy to delight today’s children and amuse adults of all ages. This poetic work of imagination springs from the footsteps of Lewis Carroll, Florine Stettheimer, Leonora Carrington, Sonia Delaunay, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Edward Lear.

Litmus Press 
Paperback | 52 pgs 

SIGNED BY JOHANNA DRUCKER & SUSAN BEE ON BOOK FAIR EDITION BOOKPLATE




Fabulas Feminae
By Susan Bee, Johanna Drucker

Fabulas Feminae contains two dozen profiles of famous women in a collaborative book project created by Susan Bee and Johanna Drucker. These two distinguished artists have combined their talents to produce a work that is contemporary in tone, a minor monumental tribute to a diverse gallery of heroic women from across history. The text was composed using a natural language-processing technique that samples a large corpus and compresses it algorithmically, mirroring the sampling techniques of collage practice in the visual images. Strikingly designed, with bold blocks of text that echo the graphic features in the imagery, the result is a fresh, engaging, and informative poetic work of historical and critical expression.

Litmus Press
Paperback | 7.75 x 9.75” | 64 pgs

SIGNED BY JOHANNA DRUCKER & SUSAN BEE ON BOOK FAIR EDITION BOOKPLATE




A Girls’ Life By Susan Bee and Johanna Drucker 

A graphic melodrama of romance, crime, and passion in which girls “struggle to survive the snares and pitfalls of contemporary life.” Darkly comic and fiendishly noir, the mood of this book is expressed in colorful prose, lurid collage, and wildly adventurous typography. This collaboration is an exciting synthesis of two distinctive but sympathetic sensibilities which addresses adolescent angst in all of its fashionably gory details; “accessory to a crime” takes on a whole new meaning in this book.

Granary Books 
Paperback | 7 x 10” | 48 pgs

SIGNED BY JOHANNA DRUCKER & SUSAN BEE ON BOOK FAIR EDITION BOOKPLATE