Teva Harrison

Harrison_Teva_portrait David P.Leonard

photo credit: David P.Leonard

Teva Harrison is a Toronto based artist, writer and cartoonist. Her works are a freeform exploration of evolving ideas. Teva’s comics explore everything from her magic-filled hippie childhood to what it means to live with metastatic breast cancer.

Her most recent work is the critically acclaimed graphic memoir, In-Between Days (2016), which is based on her graphic series about living with cancer published in The Walrus. It was named one of the most anticipated books of 2016 by the Globe and Mail. “Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.” – House of Anansi

“Heartbreaking. Profound. Sly and brutal and funny and crushing. Teva Harrison’s In-Between Days is one of the most stunning memoirs I’ve ever read. Teva’s taught me it’s not about the number of days left to us. It’s about living them completely.” Joseph Boyden

“With insight and honesty, Teva Harrison invites us to join her on this deeply personal, beautifully expressed journey with cancer. Through this remarkable book, we encounter awkward ironies, the quietly harrowing reality of our mortal human condition, and moments of distilled life and beauty. Wryly unflinching in her examination of her condition, its treatment, and herself, Teva shares with us the gift that emerges from her in-between days.” Vincent Lam