A Bubble, Board book Book


Drawn near the end of her life, surrounded by the nature and calm of Anacortes, Washington, Genevieve Castree drew one final gift for her two-year-old daughter, the stunning board book A Bubble.

Leaving behind a last note for a young child is an incomprehensible task; Castree responds with grace and subtlety.

Using precise, exquisite drawings of herself and her daughter, Castree depicts changes in their daily routines as a greater story unfolds.

Mother and daughter float from page to page, encased in a bubble that protects them from the outside world.

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.

Known for her hauntingly beautiful music (under the names O PAON and Woelv), engrossingly detailed album illustrations, and delicate, subtle comics, Castree s previous graphic novel, Susceptible, shows her rare ability to handle difficult personal material with intimacy and honesty.

A Bubble acts as an extension of her life story and the final chapter of a beautifully full existence.

Castree passed away in 2016 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.


  • Format: Board book
  • Pages: 16 pages, Colour Illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Lliterary & memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781770463219



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