Thu 31 Jan 2013
“With mesmerizing honesty Castrée resurrects the obscenely disorienting turning points of a childhood, the ones that haunt a person for a lifetime. After reading the last page I closed the book and wept a little bit about its simple, perfect ending.”–Miranda July, author of It Chooses You and No One Belongs Here More Than You
In February and March, Geneviève Castrée is hitting the road for her first full-length graphic novel, the beautifully wrought Susceptible. Read a preview of it here.
Goglu is a daydreamer with a young working mother, a disengaged stepfather, and a father who lives five thousand miles away. Drawing, punk rock, and the promise of true independence guide Goglu to adulthood while her home’s daily chaos inevitably shapes her identity. Susceptible (Drawn & Quarterly) is a devastating graphic novel debut by Geneviève Castrée about the heartbreaking loss of innocence when a child is forced to be the adult among grownups.
WHO: Geneviève Castrée
WHAT: Susceptible book release, artist presentation and signing
WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 6-9pm; presentation at 7pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
Geneviève Castrée was born in Québec in 1981. Sometimes interdisciplinary, she is mostly known for her work as an illustrator and cartoonist. Impatient and lazy, Geneviève never officially studied “art”. She has made a few books and has had a few exhibitions in places such as Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Geneviève Castrée lives and works in the Pacific Northwest. She also has a music project called “Ô PAON”, and her first graphic novel SUSCEPTIBLE will be released in February 2013 by Drawn & Quarterly.