My Most Secret Desire
By Julie Doucet
(Drawn and Quarterly, Hardcover, 9781896597959, 96pp.)
Publication Date: June 13, 2006
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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.
Julie Doucet lives in Montreal. Her critically acclaimed comic-book series
Dirty Plotte has been collected into the graphic novels My New York Diary and Lift Your Leg, My Fish Is Dead. She also has published two art books, Long Time Relationship and Lady Pep.