Jokes and the Unconscious

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Cleis Press, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 113 pages
A graphic novel by slam poet Daphne Gottlieb and Hothead Paisan creator Diane DiMassa in which a 19-year-old woman named Sasha loses her father to cancer and takes a job in the hospital where he worked as a doctor. Moving from room to room with her clipboard of forms, Sasha encounters the insane, the suicidal, and the brave - then returns to her office to look up all her friends' and enemies' medical records.

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A morbidly dark, dark, dark (did I mention dark) graphic novel centered around a young woman's search for meaning in her father's death as well as her sexuality. 19 year old Sasha spends her summer ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

San Francisco-based poet and performer Daphne Gottlieb has been widely published in journals and anthologies including Nerve, Exquisite Corpse, and the forthcoming Short Fuse: A Contemporary Anthology of Global Performance Poetry.

Diane DiMassa is best known as the creator of the controversial and widely popular comic-zine Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist. She is also the illustrator of a number of books, including Kathy Acker's Pussycat Fever (1995), Kate Bornstein's My Gender Workbook (1998), and Anne Fausto-Sterling's Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (2000). DiMassa's illustrations and artwork have been featured in group and solo shows across North America. DiMassa is also regularly invited to give guest lectures at colleges and art institutes across North America.

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