By Dr. Sheena C. Howard
Source: The Huffington Post
The Washington Post: ‘BLACK COMICS’: Fresh off milestone Eisner Award, (Howard alumna) scholar goes deep beneath black-and-white of comics page at Fall for the Book [Q&A]
This summer, at the San Diego Comic-Con ceremony for the Eisners (“the Oscars of comics”), Dr. Sheena C. Howard reportedly became the first African American woman to win the award. Because this time, a highly illuminating work about the history of black comics, and black comics creators, was able to take home the prize, for Best Scholarly/Academic Work.
Interview with Rider University professor, on her book Black Comics and how graphic art has been used as a political tool for the Black community. #artscultureandentertainment #politicalaction #raceandethnicity
Live interview with Dr. Sheena Howard. Listen to 900AM WURD - Philadelphia on your computer now!
There are four major factors that are having an impact on the cultural and economic dynamics of gayborhoods across the country, these are: legislation, assimilation, technology and age. Gayborhoods are losing their relevance as the LGBTQ community wins legal rights and greater social acceptance. Legal rights do not translate into greater social acceptance, however the significance of federal legislation and state to state acceptance of gay marriage provides many lesbian and gay individuals with a sense of social acceptance and as a result provides them with greater options on where they choose to live.
Wow - do yourself a favor and buy this book! I wish I taught a US History or African-American History course - an entire curriculum could be created with this book as the center. This book is intelligent, sociological, historiographical, witty, and modern. I have purchased a lot of the titles mentioned in this book and have added a entire new section to my comics library as a result.
Dr. Sheena C. Howard illuminates the room and the geek universe with her new book BLACK COMICS: POLITICS OF RACE AND REPRESENTATION and its focus on the little talked about genre of black comic strips.
Tapestry of Life: God, Religion, and Sexuality on CCPTV53
Professor Sheena Howard: 5 Interesting Facts About The First Black Woman to Win the “Oscar” of Comics | Clutch Magazine
Although the ‘60s sparked an increase in the inclusion of brown faces in comics produced by prominent publishing houses like Marvel and DC, the number of black comic book characters remains relatively low. Despite the implication that blacks must be missing behind the scenes as well, Rider University professor Sheena Howard recently became the first African-American woman to win the “Oscar” of comic book awards.