My Most Secret Desire

My Most Secret Desire

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"One of the most promising of the younger graphic novelists." --Charles McGrath, The New York Times Magazine

Considered by many to be the most influential female cartoonist ever, Julie Doucet created an iconic body of work in the ten short years she solely devoted herself to her trailblazing comic-book series Dirty Plotte . Her comics are densely inked and detailed with a pulsating neurosis from a decidedly female point of view that set the comic-book world on its head when the series debuted. Doucet returns to comics after a five-year hiatus with a reworked edition of her dream journal My Most Secret Desire , complete with never-before-published material.

My Most Secret Desire is considered to be Doucet 's most innovative work, exploring the longings, pressures, and exploits of the feminine subconscious. Nightmarish tales of pregnancy, menstruation, sex changes, and boyfriends haunt Doucet's nocturnal psyche with a feverish and surreal pitch.

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly ; New York : Distributed in the USA and abroad by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
ISBN: 9781896597959
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpagged) :,chiefly ill. (some col.) ;,27 cm.

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carknerdy Aug 11, 2009

A strange but good compilation of short comics by Montreal born artist Julie Doucet. Most of them involve bizarre dreams of her turning into a man, hallucinating about old boyfriends,etc. The art is rough but really adds to it--especially the backgrounds which are hilariously messy all the time.

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