My New York Diary

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THE CLASSIC GRAPHIC NOVEL, BACK IN PRINT

Back in print is the classic graphic novel by the acclaimed (though no longer working in comics) iconic artist Julie Doucet. In My New York Diary - one of the first contemporary graphic novels - Doucet abruptly packs her bags and moves to New York. Trouble follows her in the form of a jealous boyfriend, insecurity about her talent, her worsening epilepsy, and a tendency to self-medicate with booze ...

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Overview

THE CLASSIC GRAPHIC NOVEL, BACK IN PRINT

Back in print is the classic graphic novel by the acclaimed (though no longer working in comics) iconic artist Julie Doucet. In My New York Diary - one of the first contemporary graphic novels - Doucet abruptly packs her bags and moves to New York. Trouble follows her in the form of a jealous boyfriend, insecurity about her talent, her worsening epilepsy, and a tendency to self-medicate with booze and drugs.

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Editorial Reviews

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“[Julie Doucet is] creating some of the edgiest work about young women’s lives in any medium.” PEGGY ORENSTEIN, The New York Times Magazine
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Doucet follows her popular underground comics series Dirty Plotte with an autobiographical graphic novel chronicling her six-month stint as a New Yorker. The book opens when Doucet is 17, just graduated from an all-girls' school in Canada. Before she leaves for New York, she loses her virginity, confronts the deadly monotony of art school and endures a suicide attempt by an odd and pathetic boyfriend. It's soon clear that Doucet learns things the hard way, but in New York City she finds another boyfriend and gives love a second shot. It isn't long, though, before she's in a downward spiral, suffering from both a mysterious bout of seizures and the new boyfriend--who, it turns out, is grimly possessive and a bit of a psycho to boot--so Doucet must plan an escape from him. Full of their author's most intimate and painful moments, Doucet's comics bring a depth of humanity and a deadpan humor to a succession of personal calamities. Doucet's unapologetic candor captures the harsh realities of her life and the pluck (and luck) that gets her out of one self-inflicted jam after another. Much like her life, her black-and-white drawings are complex, detailed and cluttered, and transform the hard knocks and bad decisions of a somewhat innocent underground cartoonist into wonderfully charming tales of urban survival. (Dec.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896597836
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 489,320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Doucet is an artist who lives in Montreal. She recently was featured in the Quebec Triennial at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal.

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