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 with being sick with no end, often comparing human bodies with the land-as-body. Kim holds a Broken Pencil Zine Award 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), Canada Council (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 called The Northern Gaze (2021). With pieces in the Yukon Permanent Art Collection and the Ottawa Direct Purchase Program, Kim is currently working on a debut graphic novel and a solo show at Odd Gallery in the fall of 2021.
About Conundrum 25
CONUNDRUM 25, a landmark series of gem-like volumes, presents masters of the graphic short story form at work in a range of styles. From precious rediscoveries to gender-playful fictions, fabular futurism to uncanny imaginings, there are stories by a new generation of Conundrum artists alongside classics of the form. Bringing together past, present, and future in our 25th year and beyond, CONUNDRUM 25 is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
146 pages, 4.25 x 6.25 inches
b&w, trade paper