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Lève ta jambe, mon poisson est mort! (Lift Your Leg, My Fish is Dead!)

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Julie Doucet's first book collection, featuring a selection of strips culled from her cult comic book series Dirty Plotte is just as odd as it's title suggests. You'll find it all in here: fatal kisses, early misadventures with tampons, ecstatic lovemaking with giant beer bottles, and a host of other strange and unconventional themes from the unfettered imagination of Ms.
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Drawn and Quarterly
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Jason Bradshaw
This is a collection of Julie Doucet’s early stories, both from her comic book, Dirty Plotte and other magazines such as Weirdo and Drawn and quarterly. Within are mostly autobiographic stories about, for example, being a giant menstruating monster, being viciously murdered and fed to a dog, about taking a bottle of beer home to have sex with and many, many other weird things.

As with a lot of solo anthology books, this collection is a bit of a mixed bag. One of the things that are interesting ab
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Alana
This one got me started. Some of these strips i didn't understand (not speaking Quebequois) some i didn't care for, and some I still show to every human who strays past my door.
Scapeghost
Julie Doucet made her name by creating comics that held nothing back. 'Dirty Plotte' was funny, emotionally authentic and seemingly guileless; but behind the earnest explorations of topics previously untouched by other cartoonists was a keen intellect that was consciously provocative. This volume collects some of her earliest stories. It lacks the stylistic and narrative consistency of her game-changing memoir 'My New York Diary', but is still a funny and fascinating read.
Ben
Incredible. Probably people think of this as the less loved "reject" shorter strips from Dirty Plotte, but worth checking out. Rare. Wierd comics. Feminist. Incredible.
Kate
So awesome. Couldn't stop giggling.
Isaac
This is compiled from Doucet's 'Dirty Plotte' series. She makes great, heavily inked panels that alternate between dreamlike fantasies and autobiographical stories. Even better is 'My New York Diary', but this is a great place to start if you want to get into one of the best comic artists going these days.
Leah
most of the stories in this book were really great and i would've given it four stars were it not for a few really violent, fucked up stories that disturbed me.
Mark Desrosiers
Never have charming, foxy, disgusting, and nightmarish been combined in such a compelling format. Absolute classic.
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Sep 12, 2011 oriana marked it as didntfinish-yet
ummm no, this book is not for me.
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Underground cartoonist and artist, best known for her autobiographical works such as Dirty Plotte and My New York Diary.

She began cartooning in 1987. 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
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