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Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe, Tom Batiuk, 2007

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Tom Batiuk is the creator of the syndicated Funky Winkerbean comic strip.

Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe is a reprint of strips he started in 1999 about his cartoon character Lisa Moore, a young married mother who discovers a lump in her breast. Moore copes with a cancer diagnosis and undergoes treatment, which leads to remission. However, a recurrence of the breast cancer eventually takes her life.

Batiuk, a cancer survivor himself, captures the ups and downs of life with cancer showing the hope, humor, and tragedy of living with the disease.

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