Humanoids’ Life Drawn imprint has specialised in many very personal stories over the past year or so, and this week their latest true life tale comes out iii print and digitally. Little Josephine: Memory in Pieces, by writer Valérie Villieu and artist Raphaël Sarfati tells the story of the relationship shared between a caregiver and her patient Josephine, who is living with Alzheimers. It’s actually based on Villieu’s own experiences and illustrated the highs and lows and everything in between over the course of this original graphic novel.
Here’s more on the story and a preview of the book, which is available now to buy:
Little Josephine is an account of the author’s experience caring for the elderly Josephine. Though vastly different in age, their connection is instantaneous—and despite the debilitating disease that Josephine faces every single day, they’re able to form a beautiful friendship that transcends the reaches of modern medicine. Equal parts heartwarming, whimsical, and chilling, Little Josephine charts the highs and lows of their relationship as Valérie attempts to care for, understand, and communicate with the loving and capricious Josephine in the face of her escalating dementia and an indifferent elder care system.
Little Josephine: Memory in Pieces is available now. Do try and ask at your local comic book store, or independent book store, to keep you a copy and support small, local businesses at this time. Thanks in advance.