Dancing After TEN
Vivian Chong & Georgia Webber
In late 2004, Vivian Chong's life was changed forever when a rare skin disorder, TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis), left her with scar tissue that left her without sight. In the wake of this traumatizing experience, Chong was forced to learn a new way of being in the world. She not only survived but thrived, forging a new identity and discovering anew how to express herself creatively.
In Dancing After TEN, Chong teams up with cartoonist Georgia Webber — whose own autobiographical graphic novel eloquently depicts her own struggles with disability — to tell her journey out of the darkness and into the spotlight. This extraordinary journey, rendered with rare sensitivity and rawness, takes her from the depths of despair to the realm of possibility, as she realizes her artistic vision in a variety of expressions — including singing, stand-up, drumming, running and dance. Releasing simultaneously with the Toronto debut of Chong's dance-theatre production Dancing with the Universe, this graphic novel is an inspirational tale and a powerful work of graphic medicine. (From Fantagraphics)
Vivian Chong is an artist based in Toronto. She's releasing Dancing After TEN in conjunction with a dance-theatre production called Dancing with the Universe.
Chong's co-writer Georgia Webber is the graphic novelist behind Dumb, a memoir about the creator's experience losing her speech for months after a throat injury.
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