Saturday, January 06, 2007
The rise of graphic art means cartoons for adults are back in fashion, more literally than most in the case of Maris Acocella Marchetto. A cartoonist for the New Yorker and New York Times, Marchetto has produced a book called Cancer Vixen in which she 'puts on her five-inch heels to kick cancer's butt'. An extract is in today's Guardian's magazine -- which includes a curiously unflattering wedding picture, considering Marchetto's status as arch-fashionista. The book is being made into a film starring Cate Blanchett. See here for an article from the Observer.
In June I reviewed Brian Fies's excellent Mom's Cancer here. It still gets my vote for top pathographic memoir around.