Music and Culture Journalist
Liisa Ladouceur is a music and culture journalist and the author of Encyclopedia Gothica, a guide to gothdom from absinthe to zombies. She started her career in her teens by publishing a cut 'n' paste zine and doing community access TV and has since worked as a freelance arts and unpopular culture reporter for more than 10 years, for such outlets as The Grid/Eye Weekly, Rue Morgue, Spinner, The Toronto Sun and CBC Radio, and appeared as a commentator on all things macabre for entertainment and news programming on MuchMoreMusic, CBC, CTV, etc. She currently works as a researcher and writer for documentary film and TV; her next projects including a feature documentary on the modern influence of the devil for Banger Films and the book How to Kill a Vampire: a Survey of Folklore Film and Fiction for ECW Press, both coming in 2013. She lives in Toronto with a black cat and still owns a hair crimper.