Who is Jeet Heer?
- A Canadian journalist known for his essays on literature, culture, and politics, with particular contributions to the study of comics and graphic novels.
- His articles have appeared in a number of excellent publications, including The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, The New Yorker and The Comics Journal.
- He is also a popular Twitter personality, popularizing the “Twitter essay” form and amassing a healthy following of over 15,000 online followers.
What has he worked on?
- His newest book, Sweet Lechery, is a quirky and wide-ranging collection of literary criticism, served with a twist of social commentary.
- He has also published In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman, a portrait of the female artist in the male-dominated comic industry.
- He co-edited A Comics Studies Reader, an anthology of critical appraisals of the form, craft, history and significance of the genre.
- He has also contributed to a number of books on comics and culture.
What are people saying about him
- The Globe and Mail: Sweet Lechery shows us why Jeet Heer became one of Canada’s leading public intellecuals (Michael Hingston, 2015/01/09)
- The National Post: Jeet Heer’s Sweet Lechery, reviewed: Erudite enthusiasm makes for great party chatter (Michelle Dean, 2015/01/02)
Where can I read more of his work?
- Jeet’s most recent pieces, on the Charlie Hebdo attack, and on the Twitter essay genre, can be found in The Globe and Mail.
- Some essays, such as a feature on comic book store The Beguiling, and several book reviews can be found in The National Post.
- Jeet’s website has a large archive of previously published work.
- His Twitter feed is a treasure trove of new ideas in 140-character chunks.
What should I read next?
- Find more literary criticism from The Porcupine’s Quill here.
- Add your recommendations in the comments section.