Geneviève Castrée Biography
Birthday: April 9, 1981 (Aries)
Born In: Loretteville, Quebec
Geneviève Castrée or Geneviève Elverum (née Gosselin) was a Canadian musician, cartoonist and multimedia artist, best known for her 2013 graphic memoir, ‘Susceptible.’ Born and raised by a single mother in Quebec, Canada, she reportedly experienced a somewhat troubled childhood and found relief in comics and music. She decided at a very young age that she wanted to become a cartoon artist and self-published her mini-comics, with Castrée as her last name. She was a teenager when her first three comic books were published by the Montreal publishers. Her third book, ‘Pamplemoussi,’ which assimilated music with her drawings, brought her fame in comics and music. She was a self-taught artist as well as musician. Later she released 8 more albums, under the name ‘Woelv,’ and then as ‘Ô PAON.’ Her work has been featured in some significant anthologies. Her 2013 memoir image book, ‘Susceptible,’ was published by ‘Drawn & Quarterly,’ and it brought her several accolades. Her last publication was ‘Maman Sauwage,’ a book of French poetry. She was married to musician Phil Elverum and was a mother of a baby girl. Soon after the child-birth she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and succumbed to it in July, 2016.