Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime (Paperback)Deborah Elizabeth Whaley (author)
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Black Women in Sequence takes readers on a search for women of African descent in comics subculture. From the 1971 appearance of the Skywald Publications character "the Butterfly" - the first Black female superheroine in a comic book - to contemporary comic books, graphic novels, film, manga, and video gaming, a growing number of Black women are becoming producers, viewers, and subjects of sequential art.
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.
For more information visit the author's website: http://www.deborahelizabethwhaley.com/#!black-women-in-sequence/c65q
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm
A must read.-- Laura Sneddon * Women Write about Comics *
Whaley presents a compelling study of women of African descent in American comics. . . . The kaleidoscopic nature of her study allows readers to form a comprehensive idea about the politics of race and gender in American comics from the late 1930s until today. . . . With its far-ranging thematic scope and range, Black Women in Sequence is destined to become a cornerstone in the study of gender and race in American comics.-- Kirsten Mollegaard * Journal of Popular Culture *
One of the first book-length works to deal specifically with the construction and experience of black women in sequential art. . . . Whaley considers the creation and consumption of sequential media by black women, often erased from conversations about fan culture. . . . An extraordinarily ambitious work.-- Joshua Abraham Kopin * American Literature *
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