Saturday, July 16, 2016

Geneviève Elverum 1981-2017

Brian K Munn in Sequential.

Geneviève Elverum, who published comics as Geneviève Castrée, died of pancreatic cancer on July 9.

While she also was known as a talented musician, Elverum made comics and drawings of great subtlety and beauty. Her art delved poetically into aspects of the self, our bestial nature, and our relationships with the natural world. 
As she chronicled in her moving 2015 autobiographical comic Susceptible, Elverum was born Geneviève Gosselin in Loretteville, Quebec and raised by her single mother into her teenage years. 

She self-published her own zines and mini-comics before releasing her first book, Lait Frappé (L’Oie de Cravan, 2000) at the age of 18 and immediately established herself as an intriguingly powerful visual storyteller. 
Elverum first became known to a wider English-language audience with short stories published in Kramers Ergot #4 (2004) with The Fire In Mr. Pea, and Drawn and Quarterly Showcase #3 (2005) with “We’re Wolf,” a wonderful meditation on Tintin, childhood, and lycanthropy. 
D+Q also published Susceptible in 2013 to great acclaim.

The full article here.

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