By Véro Cazot & Julie Rocheleau. Published by Boom Studios / Archaia.
Hardcover, 192 pages, Colour, 2018.
She lost her left breast, her job, and her guy. She does not know it yet, but this is the best day of her life.
An inspiring and surprisingly comedic tale of loss and acceptance told largely through silent sequential narrative, About Betty’s Boob is seminal work from master storytellers Véro Cazot and Julie Rocheleau.
Praise for About Betty's Boob
"The artwork is vibrant and kinetic, and its depiction of goings-on both fantastical and reality-bound is detailed and eminently appealing. About Betty’s Boob is an inspiring, entertaining story of pain and grief transformed into joyful self-acceptance—societal expectations be damned." - BookPage
". . . Cazot shows that however offbeat her sensibility, she understands the depth of her character's pain. This frothy book isn't just an attempt to lighten up a serious topic. It's also a surprisingly subtle exploration of how we deal with the weight of both breasts and cancer." - NPR
"Winsome, erotic, and hilarious, Betty’s adventures break the mold for cancer stories in pulling art and beauty out of tragedy." - Library Journal, starred review
"Betty’s story is a charmed one, but not quite a fairy tale. Rather, it is a celebration of change, fortitude, and the healing power of art." - Publishers Weekly
"Tackling loss and questions of femininity and identity from a comedic angle keeps the focus and agency rooted in Betty, not just her cancer or her boob, a fine line that many cancer stories fail to establish." - Paste