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Elle Humour
Julie Doucet:
Elle Humour
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Renowned cartoonist Julie Doucet has created a unique, mass produced artist’s book. Printed on a half dozen different papers in eight colors, this amalgamation of drawing, collage, painting, and narrative is a visionary meditation on love and its discontents. Using cut out, collaged letters and phrases to compose her oblique, poetic text, Doucet’s words are as graphically enticing as her images.
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The book moves from pointed collages made from 1960s Quebecois magazines to abstract, psychedelic drawings to a moving catalog of her lover’s possessions, and back again. The diversity of images could be the work of multiple artists, but Doucet’s funny, frank sensibility ties it all together.

Doucet, long known as the “female R. Crumb,” and regarded as the finest female cartoonist of the 20th century, has never before published a book like this: a pure, non-comics distillation of her artistic sensibility.

This complete work of art will appeal both to fans of her graphic novels — who will appreciate her sense of humor and vivacious drawing — and art aficionados who will be moved and surprised by her skills, and bowled over by her unforgettable images.

144 pages, Hardcover, 6'' x 8'' (183 x 213 mm)
250 color and b/w illustrations, English
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-246-9 
ISBN-10: 1-58423-246-3       $ 39.95
About the Artist:
Julie Doucet
Julie Doucet
Julie Doucet was born 1965 in Montréal. After visiting a Catholic girl school, she began Fine Arts studies at CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal, later at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she completed a degree in printing arts. During her studies she became interested in drawing comics, and devoted herself completely to this artform.

In Dirty Plotte — which emerged from a photocopied fanzine — Doucet documented her day to day life, her dreams, angsts, and fantasies. The series was first published in 1991 by Drawn & Quarterly. Shortly after she won the Harvey Award for Best New Talent. She spent a year in New York and created My New York Diary, then moved to Seattle. 1995-98, she spent in Berlin. During this time L'Association in Paris published her first book in french Ciboire de criss. After returning to Montréal in the late 1990s, she abandoned the comic book medium and went back to printing woodcuts, linocuts, silkscreen printing, followed by an abundant production of artist’s books.

Julie Doucet took part in many group exhibitions and in 2006 she had her first solo exhibition featuring her print work at the galerie B-312. Today, she writes and creates collages.

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