A Brief Interview with Julie Doucet

Optimism, slowness, and why comic books still pay better than contemporary art.

Optimism, slowness, and why comic books still pay better than contemporary art.

Online Only: Download a PDF of Julie Doucet’s Montréal: December 15.Julie Doucet’s Dirty Plotte (1987-98, Drawn & Quarterly) was one of the vanguard comic-book publications of the last two decades. A visceral but occasionally — very occasionally — tender examination of Doucet’s life in her twenties, Plotte was a huge influence on a generation of artists, both inside and outside the world of comics. Entertainment Weekly called Dirty Plotte “id with an ink bottle.” The blurb on publisher Drawn & Quarterly’s website is no less frank: “What lies between the covers would make most parents cry.”

Here’s “If I Was a Man,” an excerpt from My Most Secret Desire (1995, D&Q):

Drawn & Quarterly.

(Thanks to Shannon Gerard for question assists.)

Paul Isaacs

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