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Author Whaley, Deborah Elizabeth,
Title Black women in sequence : re-inking comics, graphic novels, and anime / Deborah Elizabeth Whaley.
Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2016]

Author Whaley, Deborah Elizabeth,
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
African American women in literature.
Africans in literature.
Women in literature.
Graphic novels -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Description xiv, 242 pages, [16] unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-214) and index.
Contents Re-inking the nation: Jackie Ormes's black cultural front comics -- Black cat got your tongue? Catwoman, blackness, and postracialism -- African goddesses, mixed-race wonders, and baadasssss women: black women as "signs" of Africa in US comics -- Anime dreams for African girls: Nadia: the secret of blue water -- Where I'm coming from: black female artists and postmodern comix -- Conclusion: comic book divas and the making of sequential subjects.
Summary "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." -- Publisher's description
ISBN 9780295994963 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780295994956 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0295994959 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0295994967 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 910424197