Marisa Acocella Marchetto had something of a blessed life: a gifted cartoonist with work regularly being published in The New Yorker and Glamour magazine, soon to be married, with the city at her feet. Until, that is, she discovers a lump in her breast.
This puts Marchetto at something of a crossroads in life. But the fact that she’s created this graphic novel drawing on the experience should give you an insight into her strength and will to live. A powerful autobiographical piece, Cancer Vixen tackles a serious, life-threatening subject head on, from the perspective of someone who’s been there.