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Dancing After TEN
Published by Fantagraphics Books
11.5"x9", 128p, color hard cover, b+w inside
A graphic biography about a woman who lives a vital and fulfilling artistic life after a rare disease left her blind. In late 2004, Vivian Chong’s life was changed forever when a rare skin disease, TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis), left her with scar tissue that would eventually blind her. As she was losing her sight, she put down as many drawings on paper as she could to document the experience. In Dancing After TEN, Chong teams up with cartoonist Georgia Webber, whose graphic autobiography, Dumb, chronicled her own disability, to trace her journey out of the darkness and into the spotlight. Chong now expresses her art through singing, stand-up, drumming, running, and dancing. This graphic novel is an inspirational tale and a powerful work of graphic medicine.