Pitchfork Shares News of A Bubble

“Geneviève Castrée’s New Illustration Book Out This Summer” / Pitchfork / Braudie Blais-Billie / April 11, 2018

Geneviève Castrée—visual artist, musician (Woelv and Ô Paon), and spouse of Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum—died in 2016 from pancreatic cancer. Before her death, Castrée crafted an illustration book called A Bubble. It follows her and her daughter as they float through their daily routines together encased in a protective bubble.

The book’s description reads: “A contemplation of love and loss, A Bubble is a lasting declaration, a final memory, a comfort for others experiencing grief, and a beautiful archive of one of the world’s most talented cartoonist’s final artistic achievements.” Published by Montréal-based Drawn & Quarterly, A Bubble is out this June. Preorder a copy on the publisher’s website and view an excerpt here.

A Bubble follows Geneviève’s 2015 book of poems in French titled Maman Sauvage. She published the graphic novel Susceptible in 2013. Following Geneviève’s death, Elverum released the Mount Eerie albums A Crow Looked At Me and Now Only.

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