It’s a new week and after this weekend, we may need it to recover! Between Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones (plus lots of comic conventions) it was a weekend made for geeks! While we recover, here’s some news and reviews from around the web.
Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In the brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir In-Between Days, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease.
She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.
Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.
WHO: Teva Harrison
WHAT: In-Between Days book signing and presentation
WHEN: Wednesday May 24, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.