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The Madame Paul Affair

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  135 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Julie Doucet and her boyfriend find a new apartment with cheap rent and a string of nutty neighbors. One ex-con "breaks out" of his apartment by smashing his own window. Another man attempts to kill himself by stuffing his head in a gas oven. But perhaps the oddest person of all is the landlady herself, Madame Paul, who one day mysteriously disappears...
Paperback, 40 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Drawn & Quarterly (first published January 1st 2000)
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Miguel Jiménez
Sí, es una comedia de situación, o sitcomic, como creo queda mejor. Tiene todo los elementos del género: ambientes "base", personajes fijos, muy bien definidos, recurrencia de "gags" o situaciones graciosas, etc. Aunque se parece más a las comedias animadas para adultos: Futurama, Archer, El show de Cleveland, etc, que a las comedias con personas —por ahí, comparten el hecho de "los personajes platicando en casa o en una cafetería", solo eso—. Es una comedia muy completa, lo digo por la irrevere ...more
April
I didn't like this one at all. "My New York Diary" was much better.
Nan
Most people read comics when they're young. So why am I doing it now? Doucet's work has an angry, punky edge to it. Madame Paul reminds me of me. Okay, I don't smoke. I own the house I live in. My husband and I have brewed beer, but it was all perfectly legal. (We drank it before we could think of selling it.) I am, however, a landlord and an admirer of the young couple who live upstairs.

I do wish I had discovered Doucet earlier in my life...but she probably hadn't been born yet.
Jason
I like Julie Doucet a whole bunch, but this wasn't that great. The whole Nancy Drew aspect kind of dragged on me and i wasn't engaged by it like i should have been. I was hoping Madame Paul was going to be an annoying dragon like one of her terrible boyfriends, rather this was an episode of Sister Sister easily resolved in a few 30-minute installments. Oh well. Hope 365 days is good!
Yaya
J'aime beaucoup les dessins de Julie Doucet même si ils sont un peu chargés. Ca permet de rentrer dans son univers. L'histoire de ce bouquin tient vraiment en haleine. J'ai bien aimé le français québécois c'est drôle
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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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