Archaia Summer Reading: About Betty’s Boob Explores Breast Cancer Survival

by Hannah Means Shannon

This week, the Archaia imprint at Boom! Studios is spotlighting their major graphic novel releases this Summer that will make for excellent Summer reading.

Previously, Comicon.com ran the exclusive preview of Run Wild, a haunting book about the last two humans on earth in the midst of a sentient animal population.

Next up in the Summer Reading is About Betty’s Boob, the story of one woman’s “painful, surreal, and oddly humorous journey” after having a mastectomy. Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau explore the experiences of Betty, who wakes up alone in a hospital room and begins to face a world obsessed with beauty standards, the reactions of her boyfriend, and her own.

Senior Editor at Boom! Studios, Sierra Hahn, says:

Though the story is told through a largely silent sequential narrative, ABOUT BETTY’S BOOB is an affecting look at breast cancer survival and how one woman must struggle, fight, and overcome the obstacles that greet her in her new body and new frame of mind, Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau have created a seminal work that simultaneously inspires and entertains as Betty embarks on a remarkable journey of self-discovery.

Here’s our first look:

  Print copies of About Betty’s Boob will be available for sale in June 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.