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Julie Doucet: How Does It Feel to Be Placed Among the Comic Greats?

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 03:57 By Aidan Koch and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

This week in "Ladydrawers" (catch up here), we have the third installment of our interview with one of the most important and talented female artists in North America - Julie Doucet. As she told us in the first segment, she left the comics industry after 12 years not because she was forced out for any visible acts of sexism, but because of what she called the "all-boys crowd," and personal jealousies had become a drain. In our second strip, Doucet touched on the economic issues of comics and her own fame. In this segment, she talks about her role as a feminist icon and her decision to represent young women's self-destruction and sexuality to a mostly male audience.

To see past "Ladydrawers" comics, click here.

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.Ladydrawers

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, a Fulbright scholar, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (2011). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She contributes criticism to The New Inquiry, The Baffler, N+1p and many others and writes a monthly comic strip for Truthout called Ladydrawers on gender, labor, and culture. Her latest book from Cantankerous Titles, New Girl Law, was called “A post-empirical, proto-fourth-wave feminist memoir” by Bust Magazine.

Aidan Koch

Aidan Koch is an artist currently working out of Portland, OR. Her first graphic novella, The Whale was released in October 2010. She is currently scheming up new books, playing music non-stop, and setting forth for wild adventures.
www.aidankoch.com

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Julie Doucet: How Does It Feel to Be Placed Among the Comic Greats?

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 03:57 By Aidan Koch and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

This week in "Ladydrawers" (catch up here), we have the third installment of our interview with one of the most important and talented female artists in North America - Julie Doucet. As she told us in the first segment, she left the comics industry after 12 years not because she was forced out for any visible acts of sexism, but because of what she called the "all-boys crowd," and personal jealousies had become a drain. In our second strip, Doucet touched on the economic issues of comics and her own fame. In this segment, she talks about her role as a feminist icon and her decision to represent young women's self-destruction and sexuality to a mostly male audience.

To see past "Ladydrawers" comics, click here.

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.Ladydrawers

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, a Fulbright scholar, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (2011). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She contributes criticism to The New Inquiry, The Baffler, N+1p and many others and writes a monthly comic strip for Truthout called Ladydrawers on gender, labor, and culture. Her latest book from Cantankerous Titles, New Girl Law, was called “A post-empirical, proto-fourth-wave feminist memoir” by Bust Magazine.

Aidan Koch

Aidan Koch is an artist currently working out of Portland, OR. Her first graphic novella, The Whale was released in October 2010. She is currently scheming up new books, playing music non-stop, and setting forth for wild adventures.
www.aidankoch.com

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Julie Doucet: It's Amazing I'm Able to Make a Living
By Aidan Koch, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

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