Julie Houts has cultivated a devoted following as ‘Instagram’s favourite illustrator’ (Vogue) by lampooning the conflicting messages and images women consume and share with the world every day. A collection of darkly comic illustrated essays, Literally Me chronicles the daily exploits of ‘slightly antisocial heroines’ (Refinery29) in vivid, excruciatingly funny detail, including:
The beauty routine of a deranged bride who aspires to be ‘truly without flaws’ on her wedding day
What happens when Kylie Jenner has an existential crisis and can no longer ‘step out’
A journey to Coachella by the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse
The true dating confessions of a fembot
The terrifying description for Alice Staunch’s book How to be the Perfect Feminist
Literally Me marks the launch of a brilliant new social satirist. Julie’s singular voice and beautiful illustrations reveal the truth about the absurdity of life in the social media age: the line between becoming a total ‘Girlboss’ and a 21st-century American Psycho is razor-thin.
Julie Houts is an illustrator and former womenswear designer at J. Crew. She was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and St. Louis, Missouri, before studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Parsons School of Design in New York. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Nylon, Man Repeller, Stylebop, Huffington Post, and Refinery29. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her website JulieHouts.com.
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