Recurring School Nightmare
Dreamed & © July 1995 by Julie Doucet.
see more of Julie's work at http://www.juliedoucet.net
Dreams like this are not just expressions of insecurity. They're deliberate opportunities for Julie to declare who she is, that she's accomplished a miracle (no one makes a living as a professional cartoonist!) The dream even prompts her to realize she's grown up--notice how her cowed classmates studying the alphabet are all guys with whiskers and girls with breasts.
As she announces her calling and walks out, the girl in back says "wow." Exactly. Why the hell don't we all stand up?
"Recurring School Nightmare" is from Julie Doucet's collection of dream-comics, My Most Secret Desire. Dark, dense, and intense, her dreams are full of sex (and sex changes), birth, cats, crazy guys, nightmares, recurring dreams, even a bit of lucidity. One of very few cartoonists to have published a whole book of dream-comix, and one of VERY few women to manage it. Strongly recommended for dreamaholics. And for artists (or adults!) who need to be reminded they're real.
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