I’m really excited to finally talk about this project. I wrote a few entries and I think Sheena did a great job of making sure that plenty of Black female comic creators were highlighted. Check out the press release below!
Fulcrum Publishing is pleased to announce the release of the Encyclopedia of Black Comics by Sheena C. Howard with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an afterword by Christopher Priest!
From Eisner Award winning author Sheena C. Howard comes the ultimate encyclopedia of Black comics. This comprehensive reference includes full color excerpts of previously published comics as well as entries for over 100 accomplished publishers and creators. From inkers, illustrators, and writers to Black comic historians, convention creators and website founders, the Encyclopedia of Black Comics celebrates the many talented people who have made notable achievements within Black comic culture.
The book features exclusive color artwork and footage from the likes of: Brandon Easton, Aaron McGruder, Brumsic Brandon, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Joel Christian Gill, Dwayne McDuffie, Juliana Smith, Reginald Hudlin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Morrie Turner, Ollie Harrington, George Herriman, Denys Cowan, Eric Battle, Jerry Craft, Jason Richardson AND MORE!
The Encyclopedia of Black Comics is currently only available in print form. Digital will be available soon!
About the Author:
Sheena C. Howard is Associate Professor of Communication at Rider University and first black woman to win an Eisner Award. Howard won the 2014 Eisner Award for her co-edited book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. She is also the author of Black Queer Identity Matrix and Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation. Howard has appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, ABC, PBS and other networks and documentaries as an expert on popular culture, race, politics and sexual identity negotiation. In 2016, she directed, produced and wrote the documentary Remixing Colorblind. She also has bylines in The Huffington Post, CurveMagazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and more.