With tidbits of information here and there, not much is know about this erotic illustrator, Julie Delcourt. We don’t know much about her life, or if she is even alive today. By the looks of it, she (or someone) certainly enjoyed the art of dominant women and ass play.
Known for creating some of the most provocative and kinky drawings during the 1950’s, a majority of Delcourt’s work was meant for a private collector based out of New York. It’s really hard to know where her drawings are at this time or if they were intended as content for some Femme Dom comic books. The fascinating thing, however, is the consistent theme of classy yet dominant female characters engaged in all types of play. From enemas, to masturbation, to pegging, to spanking, to forced feminization, Delcourt’s work runs the gamut of titillating fetishism.
As of today, most of Delcourt’s work was presumably unsigned. The rumor surrounding her work is she either chose to disguise her identity or was forced to because she was a woman. But when your work is almost all centered on the erotic enema fantasy, the choice of keeping things secret would be a prudent choice. We could also speculate—for a lady to be drawing such scandalous scenarios during that era, it would have violated the decency laws which could have landed her jail.
With ass play aside, there is a delicate nature to her illustrations. It’s imbued with a sense of candor but manages to sideline all sense of political correctness. Although the work is not focused on absolute realism, it becomes a real challenge to pin down whether the characters were real or just part of her own fantasy. Much of her work has a definitive Femme Dom angle, but there is also a tone androgenization which makes all of the characters seem sympathetic.
It is believed that most of Delcourt’s collection is part of a smaller sub-series, many of which appear to communicate a chronological story, while others have a sense of being the same individuals in different scenarios. With several of the plot-points missing, it’s really difficult to determine whether these images were ever meant for publication. However, when looking at the images, it’s hard not to create your own version of the story.
In all of her drawings it appears the colors are alive and refined and center around an intelligent fantasy. It’s hard not hear the conversation of each character. Never dull or repetitive, the genius of it all allows any viewer to develop their own conclusions.0