As the first detailed investigation of Black women’s participation in comic art, Black Women in Sequence examines the representation, production, and transnational circulation of women of African descent in the sequential art world. In this groundbreaking study, which includes interviews with artists and writers, Deborah Whaley suggests that the treatment of the Black female subject in sequential art says much about the place of people of African descent in national ideology in the United States and abroad.
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|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface
1. Re-inking the Nation: Jackie Ormes’s Black Cultural Front Comics
2. Black Cat Got Your Tongue?: Catwoman, Blackness, and Postracialism
3. African Goddesses, Mixed-Race Wonders, and Baadasssss Women: Black Women as “Signs” of African in US Comics
4. Anime Dreams for African Girls: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
5. Where I’m Coming From: Black Female Artists and Postmodern Comix
Conclusion: Comic Book Divas and the Making of Sequential Subjects
What People are Saying About This
Black Women in Sequence considers how Black women function as ‘referents’ for a larger discussion about social relations. What sets the book apart is its sophisticated approach to the subject.
This book has a great deal to contribute to the field. There's never been a publication that focuses on the diversity of representations by Black female comics creators to this magnitude.
For every little Black girl and Black woman, who imagine themselves coloring both inside and outside the lines, Black Women in Sequence literally fills in the blank spaces, highlighting the contributions of Black Women in the genres of comics, graphic novels, and anime.
In this accomplished and beautifully designed work, Whaley reminds us that imaginary realms are full-fledged social worlds. Graphic novels, comics, and anime are halls of mirrorskaleidoscopes spinning truth, speculation, and distortion all at once. But they are also portals of possibility; and, Whaley’s perceptive exploration of these genres reveals how black women create and perform their worlds when they can dream without limits.