Francoise Mouly founded Raw Books & Graphics in 1977 and for 15 years published artists’ monographs and the annual “Streets of Soho and Tribeca Map & Guide.” Ms. Mouly was the founder, publisher, designer and co-editor along with her husband, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, of the pioneering avant-garde comics anthology RAW, , which launched in 1980.
In 2000, Ms. Mouly launched a RAW Junior division, publishing books of comics for kids by star writers, children's book artists and cartoonists such as Maurice Sendak, Paul Auster, Ian Falconer, David Sedaris, Jules Feiffer, Lemony Snicket, Gahan Wilson and Neil Gaiman. The Little Lit books: LITTLE LIT: FOLKLORE & FAIRY TALE FUNNIES (2000), and LITTLE LIT: STRANGE STORIES FOR STRANGE KIDS (2001) and LITTLE LIT: IT WAS A DARK AND SILLY NIGHT (2003) have been >New York Timesbestsellers. In the fall of 2006, Puffin Books released BIG FAT LITTLE LIT, a paperback anthology. In the spring of 2008, Ms. Mouly launched TOON Books, her own imprint of hardcover comics for emerging readers.
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