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.
BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:
Content folio & Cover book front & back:
Madam Paul Affair. Drawn & Quarterly, July 2000.
Content story & Cover book front:
Lève ta jambe mon poisson est mort. Drawn & Quarterly, October 1993.
Long Relationship. Drawn & Quarterly, July 2001.
Content story & Cover dust jacket front & back:
My Most Secret Desire. Drawn & Quarterly, December 1993.
BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
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. “A 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: Published by Drawn & Quarterly. Colour cover. Black & white interior.
Content story & memoir & Cover front & back. Front only issues 6 to 8. :
|Dirty Plotte…: Car., Julie Doucette. Drawn & Quarterly.|
|1, January, 1991.
2, March 1991
|3, April 1991.
4, Sept. 1991.
|5, May 1992.
6, Jan. 1993.
|7, Sept. 1993.
8, Feb. 1994.
Content story & memoir & Cover front:
Purty Plotte, 9, April 1995: “A Fine School”.
Purty Plotte, 10, Dec. 1996. Includes “My New York Diary, pt 1”, & “Do You Trust Me?’
Dirty Plotte. 11, Sept. 1997. Includes “My New York Diary, pt 2”.
Purty Plotte, 12, Aug. 1998. Includes “My New York Diary, pts 3, Autumn & 4, Winter”.
Melody, 5, Apr. 1990: “No title/1989”. Kitchen Sink.
BDQ: Essays & Interviews On Quebec Comics. Ed. Andy Brown. BDang/Conundrum, 2017: “The Madame Paul Affair.” Writ., Andy Brown. First appeared in The Montreal Review of Books, Spring 2001: 132-135. A review of Doucette’s new book and its significance.
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.
Comics Journal, 141, April 1991: “Julie Doucette: Secretions.” Interviewer & Transl., Andrew Dagailis. 98-105.
Globe and Mail, 9 Oct. 1999: “Comic actor.” Writ., Cathal Kelly: C20.
Comics Journal, 141, April 1991: 105.
Julie plugs Chester Brown’s Yummy Fur. Dirty Plotte, 1, January 1991: Back cover.
Julie returns to Montréal. Purty Plotte, 9, April 1995: Front cover.