R.I.P. Geneviève Castrée

Geneviève Castrée Elverum died over the weekend of pancreatic cancer. She was an artist and illustrator and musician. Comics readers know her book Susceptible which was published by Drawn and Quarterly in 2013 and I got to talk with her when the book came out. It was a lovely book, which may not be the right word for a book that is so emotionally raw, but it was beautifully drawn, so sharply emotionally rendered and precise even as at times it felt a little like a fable. It's a really beautiful portrait of youth and what that means.

Her husband Phil Elverum posted a short statement. What makes it so heartbreaking is that last year she gave birth to a baby and a few months later was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 cancer. It all seems so horribly unfair.

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