Kimiko Tobimatsu & Keet Geniza

Kimiko Does Cancer: Kimiko Tobimatsu & Keet Geniza

Kimiko Tobimatsu, Keet Geniza and Samia Madwar

Kimiko Does Cancer: Kimiko Tobimatsu & Keet Geniza

Kimiko Tobimatsu, Keet Geniza and Samia Madwar

2:30pm

Sunday, October 25, 2020

45 mins

Kimiko Does Cancer is the graphic memoir of Kimiko Tobimatsu’s breast cancer experience as a young, queer and mixed-race woman, illustrated by Keet Geniza. Find out how Tobimatsu and Geniza worked together as writer and illustrator to transition through life’s difficult moments of illness, grief, connection and isolation. Critiquing the mainstream cancer narrative, this story is an inspiring, honest and sometimes humorous account of a remarkable journey.

Interviewer: Samia Madwar

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Kimiko Does Cancer is the graphic memoir of Kimiko Tobimatsu’s breast cancer experience as a young, queer and mixed-race woman, illustrated by Keet Geniza. Find out how Tobimatsu and Geniza worked together as writer and illustrator to transition through life’s difficult moments of illness, grief, connection and isolation. Critiquing the mainstream cancer narrative, this story is an inspiring, honest and sometimes humorous account of a remarkable journey.

Interviewer: Samia Madwar

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Featured Authors

Kimiko Tobimatsu is an employment and human rights lawyer by day. Kimiko Does Cancer, based on her own experience, is her first book.

Read more about Kimiko Tobimatsu

Keet Geniza is an illustrator and comic artist. Born and raised in Manila, she moved to Toronto in 2006 and has since immersed herself in zines and comics as a way to document her struggles as a queer immigrant woman of colour. Kimiko Does Cancer is her first book.

Read more about Keet Geniza

Samia Madwar is the managing editor at the Walrus. She is also a member of the Magazines Canada board of directors and the Inuit Art Quarterly editorial advisory council. 

Read more about Samia Madwar

Kimiko Tobimatsu & Keet Geniza

2:30pm

Sunday, October 25, 2020

45 mins

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