Julie Doucet has published most of her her work through the Montreal-based Drawn & Quarterly, and is one of the most well-known female artists to be published by the company. Her first new work of comics in over a decade will be released next month.
Although she was famously mentioned in a Le Tigre song, Doucet said in a 2007 interview that she never really associated with or listened to the music of the riot grrrl movement. But Doucet’s work is representative of larger trends in Québécois feminism and female identity—harsh and radical reclaiming of womens’ lives and worlds through whatever means necessary. This comic is an attempt to touch on the importance of personal art becoming political through both aesthetic and content.
Evangeline Freedman is a student in Gender and Womens’ Studies and Early Modern Studies at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has independently published three zines and a comic in the past year and is currently working on a short comic about Sophocles’s lesser known daughter, Ismenes. In her spare time she likes to eat red meat.