Économie domestique (Domestic Economy) came from a suggestion by Alain Beaulet, a publisher specialising in comics, for a collection of drawings on the theme of ‘domesticity’. Économie domestique consists of four ‘domestic’ themes, each presented in a series of seven drawings.

The four themes are Scènes de ménage (Household Scenes), Doux agneaux (Docile Lambs), Freaks, and Mauvais Augure (Bad Omen), in each of which Anne van der Linden explores the theme of the servitude in its various meanings.

Économie domestique was published by Alain Beaulet in his collection Les Petits Carnets.