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Julie Doucet is a Canadian underground cartoonist, best known for her autobiographical works such as Dirty Plotte and My New York Diary.
She began cartooning in 1987, with her work owing an obvious visual debt to Robert Crumb. Her efforts quickly began to attract critical attention, and she won the 1991 Harvey Award for "Best New Talent".
Shortly thereafter, she moved to New York. Although she moved to Seattle the following year, her experiences in New York formed the basis of the critically-acclaimed My New York Diary. She moved from Seattle to Berlin in 1995, before finally returning to Montreal in 1998. Once there, she released the twelfth and final issue of Dirty Plotte before beginning a brief hiatus from comics.
She returned to the field in 2000 with The Madame Paul Affair, a slice-of-life look at contemporary Montreal which was originally serialized in Ici-Montreal, a local alternative weekly. At the same time, she was branching out into more experimental territory, culminating with the 2001 release of Long Term Relationship, a collection of prints and engravings. In 2004, Doucet also published in French an illustrated diary (Journal) chronicling about a year of her life and, in 2006, an autobiography made from a collage of words cut from magazines and newspapers (J comme Je).
She remains a fixture in the Montreal arts community but June 22, 2006 she declared to the Montreal Mirror that she'll never do comics again.
Date of Birth: December 31, 1965
Birthplace: Montréal, Québec
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