Title: Dirty Plotte
Release: March 1991
Writer and Artist: Julie Doucet
Store: Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, Quebec)
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Dirty Plotte is for mature readers only: a journey through the author's own anxious adventures, both real and imagined. Topics range from menstruation to breast cancer to cannibalism - and that's the lighter fare. While not exactly my taste, the series met with great critical success, nominated for a Harvey Award for best new series. Doucet did win the Harvey for best new talent.
My scavenger hunt was pretty straight-forward: find single-issue comic
books off the rack with titles starting from A-Z. Go check out the rest
of the participants in this year's A-Z challenge. The official site is
Today, a bonus offering, also beginning with D:
Double Barrel #9 by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon
Double Barrel is a web-only comic. I went to college with the Cannons (not actually related to each other) and while that makes me admittedly biased, I would not steer you wrong, fellow travelers. This is good stuff! Each issue is a bargain, too: $1.99 for the new issue, $0.99 for the past ones. You should all go check it out. And start from issue #1. I got my copy at ComiXology but you should be able to find it wherever e-books or e-comics are sold.
Each issue contains chapters from two serialized stories: Zander's Heck and Kevin's Crater XV. Loads of extras are included each month as well: shorter comics and, my favorite, the How to: section in which the artists share insights into their chosen medium. There's even a whole new story - part 1 of 4 - introduced in this month's issue: The Clandestinauts by Tim Sievert.
Yup, all that for $1.99.