In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by R. O. Kwon and Tommy Pico, new writing by Mairead Case, and more.
The work of Geneviève Castrée encompasses art, music, and comics, all of which share a common defiance of tradition. It’s idiosyncratic and deeply compelling, no matter the media where one encounters it. Most recently, she is the author of the autobiographical graphic novel Susceptible, which follows its protagonist Goglu through her childhood. That experience is a more hazardous one than it seems: her mother loses herself in intoxication and a neverending bad relationship. Throughout, there are glimmers of hope: Goglu’s discovery of punk […]
Geneviève Castrée’s art, comics, and music are uniformly terrific, whether it’s the surreal and atmospheric soundscapes she makes as Ô PAON or the heartbreaking coming-of-age story in her graphic novel Susceptible. She’s also contributed the cover of the latest issue of Yeti. And as the occasion of a new issue of Yeti is generally grounds for rejoicing around here (note our 2011 interview with editor Mike McGonigal), we’re pretty excited all around right now. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing […]