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Lift Your Leg, My Fish Is Dead!
Julie Doucet
0969670133
October 1992
Paperback
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Leve Ta Jambe, Mon Poisson Est Mort! features short stories from Julie Doucet's comic book series Dirty Plotte. Andrea Juno sums up Doucet's artwork nicely by saying that it "perfectly complements her stories; her style is both friendly and grotesque, featuring heavily inked, cramped panels. Her comics detail her life as a wandering girl dating, drawing, and drinking.... Her characters are instantly recognizable and drawn with an endearing honesty and compassion." This material is not for those who have fragile images of the feminine.

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"Doucet's artwork bursts with a passion for life...the dense, twisting art has a dreamlike innocence that is almost hypnotic." --LA. Weekly


Long Time Relationship
Julie Doucet
1896597467
November 2001
Hardcover
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The L.A. Weekly
Doucet`s artwork bursts with a passion for life the dense, twisting art has a dreamlike innocence that is almost hypnotic.

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"A depth of humanity and deadpan humor." --Publishers Weekly

"Doucet is finding fresh ways to channel her creative eruptions onto paper." --Village Voice


The Madame Paul Affair
Julie Doucet
1896597343
September 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Best known for her hilariously scabrous autobiographical comics series Dirty Plotte, Doucet originally serialized this short graphic novel in Montreal's weekly newspaper Ici. It's a curious memoir; the eponymous Madame Paul is the friendly, dotty janitor of the rooming house where Doucet and her boyfriend, Andr‚, live. Despite the on-site boyfriend, Madame Paul keeps trying to set up Doucet with her nephew, the building's landlord. Other tenants range from creepy to overtly violent. When Madame Paul disappears, Doucet and her friends investigate and get caught up in the janitor's even more mysterious family business. This sounds like the recipe for a conventional thriller, but the tone is more like a pleasantly rambling, anecdotal letter from a friend. Doucet's work can take a while to get used to: she's a...


My New York Diary
Julie Doucet
1896597831
June 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Doucet follows her popular underground comics series Dirty Plotte with an autobiographical graphic novel chronicling her six-month stint as a New Yorker. The book opens when Doucet is 17, just graduated from an all-girls' school in Canada. Before she leaves for New York, she loses her virginity, confronts the deadly monotony of art school and endures a suicide attempt by an odd and pathetic boyfriend. It's soon clear that Doucet learns things the hard way, but in New York City she finds another boyfriend and gives love a second shot. It isn't long, though, before she's in a downward spiral, suffering from both a mysterious bout of seizures and the new boyfriend--who, it turns out, is grimly possessive and a bit of a psycho to boot--so Doucet must plan an escape from him. Full of their author's most intimate and...


My Most Secret Desire
Julie Doucet
1896597955
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Originally published in her comic book Dirty Plotte, then collected in 1995 (and slightly expanded for this edition), Doucet's adaptations of her dreams are some of her weirdest, strongest and funniest work. The French-Canadian artist writes in hilariously crumpled English (one story is called "An Happy Ending Nigthmare" [sic]) and draws herself as an abject, bedheaded mess ambling through a world littered with garbage. She doesn't seem to hold anything back from her subconscious—sexual fantasies, genital mutilations, messy apartments—they're all represented. One section is devoted to dreams in which she turns into a man; another long piece presents a series of dreams about having a baby (who variously has a tail or is a small cat or "wants to go back in"). Doucet's sense of humor...


Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern: Issue Number 13
Editors Of Staff of McSweeney's Quarterly (Compiler)
1932416080
June 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Guest-editing Dave Eggers's literary journal, Jimmy Corrigan cartoonist Ware has assembled a beautifully designed anthology of contemporary art comics, with a few vintage treats thrown in, including an excerpt from "Obadiah Oldbuck"—an 1842 publication that's arguably the first American comic book—and a series of very rough sketches by Charles Schulz. A few pieces have recently been published elsewhere (including excerpts from Mark Beyer's loopy, design-heavy Amy and Jordan and Joe Sacco's comics essay on Sarajevo, The Fixer), but the book is a superb introduction to the best American cartoonists working today. Some of them, including Richard McGuire and Mark Newgarden, haven't published much since the heyday of RAW in the late 1980s and early '90s; others, like Lynda Barry and Jaime and Gilbert...


Best of Drawn and Quarterly
Chris Oliveros
0969670141
October 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Canadian comics publisher Drawn & Quarterly has distinguished itself during its four years of publishing by releasing a wonderfully idiosyncratic series of comic book serials notable for an emphasis on autobiographical stories, loose expressive drawing styles and characters either stuck on or passing through the social margins. This beautifully produced trade paperback collects work from D&Q's equally quirky, eponymous quarterly anthology and presents shorter pieces by some of the best young comic artists of the moment. Michael Dougan ( I Can't Tell You Anything ) contributes ``Black Cherry,'' another of his ``dumb job'' stories that recreates the parade of oddballs and crazies that frequent an ice cream parlour where he used to work. Maurice Vellekoops (who contributed the richly colored, ``scandalously'' funny...


Drawn and Quarterly Showcase, Vol. 4
Chris Oliveros
189659798X
July 2006
Paperback
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Review
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House Industries
House Industries
393112620X
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Cancelled

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