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Kimiko does cancer : a graphic memoir  Cover Image Book Book

Kimiko does cancer : a graphic memoir / Kimiko Tobimatsu ; illustrated by Keet Geniza.

Tobimatsu, Kimiko, 1989- (author.). Geniza, Keet, 1987- (illustrator.).


At the age of twenty-five, Kimiko Tobimatsu was a young, queer, mixed-race woman with no history of health problems whose world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an instant, she became immersed in a new and complicated life of endless appointments, evaluations, and treatments, and difficult conversations with her partner and parents. Kimiko knew that this wasn't what being twenty-five was supposed to be like ... but then, she didn't have a choice. With tender illustrations by Keet Geniza, Kimiko Does Cancer is a graphic memoir that upends the traditional cancer narrative from a young woman's perspective, confronting issues such as dating while in menopause, navigating work and treatment, and talking to well-meaning friends, health care professionals, and other cancer survivors with viewpoints different from her own.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781551528199
  • Physical Description: 94 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
Donation ; Marni Stanley ; 2023/08.
Subject: Tobimatsu, Kimiko, 1989- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Tobimatsu, Kimiko, 1989- > Health > Comic books, strips, etc.
Breast > Cancer > Patients > Canada > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Breast > Cancer > Comic books, strips, etc.
Sexual minority women > Canada > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Racially mixed women > Canada > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Autobiographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 362.196 Tobi (Text) 33294002104487 Adult Graphic Novels Volume hold Available -

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