Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My hero: Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet is one of my artistic heroes. Doucet produced thought-provoking and mind-bending comics in a era of when there were few female comic writers. Her artwork channeled all the nuances of Crumb while her stories were truthful, raw and always the female point of view. One minute her comics showed a 1000 foot woman PMSing and hell-bent destroying a city and the next minute she would show her ill-fated love affair with a crappy boyfriend. For a place to start, pick up my favorite Doucet work – My New York Diary.


Paul I said...

Hi Kirsten

I found your blog while I was
"google blogsearch"-ing for Julie Doucet.

If you're interested, the magazine I work at, The Walrus, has just published a short new strip of hers, with an interview.

The comic's here -- www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2008.02-urban-affairs-montreal-julie-doucet

And the interview's here -- www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2008.02-online-exclusive-julie-doucet-interview/


kirsten said...

Thanks Paul! Both the strip and the article are great. So happy to see more work by Julie. Also the magazine is great too.