skip to content
The blacker the ink : constructions of black identity in comics and sequential art Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

The blacker the ink : constructions of black identity in comics and sequential art

Author: Frances K Gateward; John Jennings
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
When many think of comic books the first thing that comes to mind are caped crusaders and spandex-wearing super-heroes. Perhaps, inevitably, these images are of white men (and more rarely, women). It was not until the 1970s that African American superheroes such as Luke Cage, Blade, and others emerged. But as this exciting new collection reveals, these superhero comics are only one small component in a wealth of  Read more...
You are not connected to the Woodbury University Library network. Access to online content and services may require you to authenticate with your library. Off campus sign-in
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances K Gateward; John Jennings
ISBN: 9780813572345 0813572347 9780813572338 0813572339
OCLC Number: 890793064
Description: ix, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : The sweeter the Christmas / Frances Gateward and John Jennings --
Panel I. Black is a dangerous color : "No sweat!": EC Comics, cold war censorship, and the troublesome colors of "Judgment day!" / Daniel F. Yezbick --
Sex in Yop City: Ivorian femininity and masculinity in Abouet and Oubrerie's Aya / Sally McWilliams --
A postcolony in pieces: black faces, white masks, and queer potentials in Unknown Soldier / Patrick F. Walter --
Panel II. Black in black-and-white and color : Fashion in the funny papers: cartoonist Jackie Ormes's American look / Nancy Goldstein --
Graphic remix: the lateral appropriation of Black nationalism in Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks / Robin R. Means Coleman and William Lafi Youmans --
Panel III. Black tights : American truths: Blackness and the American superhero / Consuela Francis --
Drawn into dialogue: comic book culture and the scene of controversy in Milestone Media's Icon / Andre Carrington --
Critical Afrofuturism: a case study in visual rhetoric, sequential art, and postapocalyptic Black identity / Reynaldo Anderson --
Bare chests, silver tiaras, and removable Afros: the visual design of Black comic book superheroes / Blair Davis --
Panel IV. Graphic Blackness : Daddy Cool: Donald Goines's "visual novel" / Kinohi Nishikawa --
The blues tragicomic: constructing the Black folk subject in Stagger Lee / Qiana Whitted --
Provocation through polyphony: Kyle Baker's Nat Turner / Craig Fischer --
Performance geography: making space in Jeremy Love's Bayou, volume 1 / Hershini Bhana Young --
A secret history of miscegenation: Jimmy Corrigan and the Columbian Exposition of 1893 / James J. Ziegler --
It's a hero?: Black comics and satirizing subjection / Rebecca Wanzo.
Responsibility: edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings.

Abstract:

When many think of comic books the first thing that comes to mind are caped crusaders and super-heroes. Inevitably, these images are of white men. It was not until the 1970s that African American  Read more...
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"A fascinating look at the growing complexity and diversity in representations of Blackness in comics, graphic novels and sequential art."--Bambi Haggins"author of Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.