Sometimes illness is invisible
What happens when you're still technically muscular and strong, but using your strength causes you extreme pain and fatigue? What happens when doctors ignore you because, on paper, you're perfectly healthy, even though you still feel terrible?
Sasha Strong is a lighthearted comic about a strong, peppy young woman with a mysterious illness, by award-winning comic artist Kim Edgar.
About the author
Kim Edgar is an award-winning comic artist living on Tr'ondek Hwech'in land in so-called Dawson City,Yukon, Canada. Kim's work reflects on experiences of both the medical system and the ennui that comes withbeing sick with no end, often comparing human bodies with the land-as-body. Kim holds a Broken Pencil ZineAward for best comic for their comic The Purpose (2019), and has been nominated for two Doug Wright Awards(2021) for their comic The Space in Between (2020). Kim is also the recipient of grants from Cue (2018), CanadaCouncil (2019), On Yukon Time (2020), Culture Quest (2020), and the Yukon Advanced Artist Award (2020).
Kim recently started a small press, Hecate Press, by editing and publishing a northern comics anthology calledThe Northern Gaze (2021). With pieces in the Yukon Permanent Art Collection and the Ottawa Direct PurchaseProgram, Kim is currently working on a debut graphic novel and a solo show at Odd Gallery in the fall of 2021.