DOUCETTE Julie

DOUCETTE Julie

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Comics Journal, 141, April 1991: 100.

Creator of Dirty Plotte and a number of graphic novels, she was one of the core artists at Drawn and Quarterly.

“Dirty Plotte” began as a mini comic in September 1988. It continued for fourteen issues until Drawn & Quarterly picked it up and turned it into a regular magazine Dirty Plotte, 1,January 1991. This issue contained reprints from the mini comics. It garnered her a 1991 Harvey Award for “Best New Talent”. For the first three issues Julie appears to have lived in Québec. With issue 4, September 1991 she was in New York. By issue 5, May 1992, she had moved to Seattle. By Purty Plotte.9, April 1995, she had returned to Montréal. In 1996 Oliveros and the Drawn and Quarterly artists were featured guests at the Haarlem Comics Festival in the Netherlands in Europe. With Purity Plotte, 10, December 1996 she was located in Berlin. She returned to Montréal perhaps in 1998 and about this time turned her attention to other projects, linocuts, collage and Paper Mache sculptures. In 2006 L’Oie de Craven published À l’ecole de l’amour a book of her poetry illustrated with collages. She also illustrated the cover for a Penguin version of Mary Alcott’s Little Women.

“Dirty Plotte/Purity Plotte” began as a series of short cartoon stories which slowly expanded into stories occupying all or nearly all the periodical. Ostensibly the stories are autobiographical but sometimes it is hard to determine how much was experience and how much was imaginative reaction to experience.

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content:

Folio:

Madam Paul Affair. Car., Julie Doucet. July 2000.

Story:

Lève ta jambe mon poisson est mort. Car., Julie Doucet., October 1993.

Long Relationship. Car., Julie Doucet. July 2001.

My Most Secret Desire. Car., Julie Doucet. December 1993.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015:

  • “An English Lesson”: 522-523. First appeared in Dirty Plotte, 2, 1991, then in Lève Ta Jambe, Mon Poisson Est Mort!, 1993.
  • “An Happy Ending Nightmare”: 530-532. First appeared in Dirty Plotte 3, 1991 then in My Most Secret Desire, 1995.
  • “My Conscience Is Bugging Me”: 537-541. First appeared in Drawn and Quarterly, 1-2, and in Lève Ta Jambe, Mon Poisson Est Mort, 1993.
  • “The Offering”: 533-536. First appeared in Dirty Plotte 4, 1991 then in My Most Secret Desire, 1995.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Memoir:

Purty Plotte, 9, April 1995. Drawn & Quarterly. “A Fine School”.

Purty Plotte, 10, December 1996. Drawn & Quarterly. Includes “My New York Diary, pt 1”, & “Do You Trust Me?’

Dirty Plotte. 11, Sept. 1997. Drawn & Quarterly. Includes “My New York Diary, pt 2”.

Purty Plotte, 12, August 1998. Drawn & Quarterly. Includes “My New York Diary, pts 3, Autumn & 4, Winter”.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content:

Story:

Dirty Plotte. Car., Julie Doucette.
1, January, 1991.

2, March 1991

3, April 1991.

4, Sept. 1991.

5, May 1992.

6, Jan. 1993.

7, Sept. 1993.

8, Feb. 1994.

ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Book:

Front: Lève ta jambe mon poisson est mort. Drawn & Quarerly, October 1993.

Front: Long Relationship. Drawn & Quarerly, July 2001.

Front & Back: Madam Paul Affair. Drawn & Quarerly, July 2000.

Dust jacket:

Front & Back: My Most Secret Desire. Drawn & Quarerly, December 1993.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Front & Back: Dirty Plotte. Drawn & Quarerly
1, January, 1991.

2, March 1991

3, April 1991.

4, Sept. 1991.

5, May 1992.

6, Jan. 1993.

7, Sept. 1993.

8, Feb. 1994.

11, Sept. 1997.
Front & Back: Purty Plotte. Drawn & Quarerly,
9, April 1995. 10, December 1996. 12, August 1998.

Content:

Folio:

“No title/1989.” Melody, 5, Apr. 1990. Kitchen Sink.

SOURCE:

Book text:

“The Madame Paul Affair.” Writ., Andy Brown. BDQ: Essays & Interviews On Quebec Comics. Ed. Andy Brown. BDang/Conundrum, 2017: First appeared in The Montreal Review of Books, Spring 2001: 132-135. A review of Doucette’s new book and its significance.

Book text & graphic:

Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015 ;

  • “Julie’s Sacred Plotte: an appreciation.” Writ., Deb Olin Unferth: 525-527.
  • Untitled. Writ., J.C. Menu: 524
  • Untitled. Writ., Geneviève Castrée : 525-528.

Periodical text:

“Julie Doucette: Secretions.” Interviewer & Transl., Andrew Dagailis. Comics Journal, 141, April 1991: 98-105.

Newspaper:

“Comic actor.” Writ., Cathal Kelly. Globe and Mail, 9 Oct. 1999: C20.

GALLERY:

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Comics Journal, 141, April 1991: 105.

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Julie plugs Chester Brown’s Yummy Fur. Dirty Plotte, 1, January 1991: Back cover.

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Julie returns to Montréal. Purty Plotte, 9, April 1995: Front cover.