Julie Doucet arrived in comics in the 1990s as a fully formed cartoonist. Her comic book series Dirty Plotte was visionary both for the medium and for storytelling. Her stories are candid, funny, and intimate, plumbing the depths of the female psyche while charting the fragility of the men around her. Her artwork is dense and confident, never wavering in the wit and humour of its owner. Doucet was active in comics for 15 years before she moved on to other media. Her influence casts a long shadow over the medium as Dirty Plotte is quite simply one of the most iconic comic book series to have ever been created. Issue 11 continues My New York Diary, as well as several short surreal stories.