Julie Doucet: It’s Amazing I’m Able to Make a Living

This week in Ladydrawers, we continue hearing from one of the most important and talented female comics artists in North America—Julie Doucet. As she told us in the first installment, she left the industry after twelve years of drawing comics not because she was forced out for any visible acts of sexism, but because the “all-boys crowd” and personal jealousies had started to drain. Her personal narrative may not be atypical—so begins to create a disturbing overall picture of how structural inequities affect individual creators in unseen ways. What is atypical is how her renown in comics only grew once she stopped drawing them.

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