Julie Doucet...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Has an out of the ordinary website. I know that clicking on links can sometimes be a pain, but (if you've never visited before) click *HERE* and then sort of of move your mouse around... won't be sorry!

'Born in 1965 in Montréal, Julie Doucet (shown at the age of two in the photo to the left) began Fine Arts studies, first at the CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal, later at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she completed a degree in printing arts. During her studies she took interest into drawing comics, and eventually devoted herself completely to that funny artform. 'Dirty Plotte' (plotte is French-Canadian slang for the female genitals) began life as a photocopied fanzine. In it Doucet would document in French and in English her day to day life, her dreams, angsts, fantasies...The series was first published in 1991 by Drawn & Quarterly, in the comic book form...' (excerpts from her official biography)

'Dirty Plotte 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.' -From The Walrus

Shown below, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of 'Little Women' with an illustrated cover by Julie Doucet (I want!):

Sources: Majority of photos, with the exception of Little Women book cover are borrowed directly from Julie's official site. For a listing on more of her publications please visit *HERE*.



Looks so interesting...I'm intrigued!
Will check the link. Have a wonderful long weekend Gabbi! ~xo*

Leah said...

Really funny link.

Doucet is interesting. And the Dirty Plotte is one innovative title.

Sam said...

Oh! Julie!! I know her - I'm a big fan of her cartoons!! I've got quite a few of them in Cartoon compilations - awesome work...but...NEVER have I seen this other work of hers - a thousand thank yous sweetie pie!!! Phew!! You are a genuine living cultural hub my friend!! Have a lovely Labor Day weekend!!

linaa, said...

omgthis was so interesting
im so glad i clicked!

linaa, said...

rockssssss <3333333333

Mondo said...

Another peach of a find Gabbi - can I swap you that for this - Paul McDonald of Oddsock Illustration..

natalie said...

Another interesting post Gabbi, thanks so much for sharing! I love that Penguin cover!

RITA said...

of corse I dont mind! I've been watching yor flickr galery, you have really cute photos! :D

btw... really interesting link ;)

have a lovely weeked

Couture Carrie said...

Cool ~ will go check her out!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, darling G!


Merylu said...

Hello dear Gabbi!
It's always so intersting reading your blog (even though lately I haven't so much time to comment, unfortuntely), you always find nice things to share!
Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I always follow you =)
A huge hug!

Miss Eve said...

I adore the "Little Women" illustration :-) Thanks for sharing.

Much love: Evi

Azn Glow said...

This is very cool! Thanks for linking.

Also, where did you get your blog layout? It's so presh!


yiqin; said...

The bikini's rad!!!

Clorivak said...

Wow!! I love the look of her stuff. Thanks for sharing, I must go view more of this amazingness.

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like a fscinating website, thanks for the link...

Azn Glow said...

I just watched that video! Oh my god. It was pretty amazing. Karin somehow manages to look magnificent in her almost-zombie(?)-like state. The video reminded me of the Road, for some reason, aah.

Have you got a last.fm account? I love getting new music through there and I love that they link you to all the free downloads!

Azn Glow said...

Haha, no I get it, I get it. My friends constantly tell me I have shite musical taste because I don't listen to Beyonce or The Jonas Brothers. And I adore last.fm because iTunes recently arbitrarily deleted about 3/4ths of my library..so I've been relying on it a lot. I don't have a whole lot on it because I only made the account about a month ago.

Added you. :)


Iva said...

OH Gabbi. these are fantastic!! I will have to go look at Julie site, thank you for sharing!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!


S.Elisabeth said...

Ah these are insane, i love them!

P R I M O E Z A said...

i love it! what a great discovery. thanks for posting.

Crystal Ball said...

What interesting pieces of art. I'm always eager to see people's different approaches to creativity. These are amazing.

Hey Harriet said...

When I saw the name Julie Doucet in your title, it was familiar but I couldn't immediately work out why. Dirty Plotte! Of course! I hadn't read any of those comics for years! I didn't know anything else about JD apart from those Dirty Plotte comics, so thanks for all the info and links :)

muchlove said...

that website design is so clever and interesting! thanks for sharing :)

hope the rest of your weekend is going great,

Diana said...

I actually like links! You are soo right, though, her website is such a treat. I love mixed media.

Certain Creatures said...

Oh Gabbi how wonderful!
I love the first picture-collage and the cover of Little women! How precious!
Happy week!


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