Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History

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Fantagraphics, 2003 - Social Science - 264 pages
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Spotlighting over 100 comics featuring black characters from all over the world over the last century, this book provides an often appalling but fascinating journey through a history of racism and eventual change. Including such strips as Happy Hooligan, Moon Mullins, Tintin in the Congo, Peanuts, Fantastic Four, Wee Pals, Uncanny X-Men, Quincy, Beetle Bailey, Madam & Eve, The Boondocks and King, each strip is spotlighted with a 200-word essay and representative illustration, making this book ideal for the comics fan and sociologist alike.

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User Review  - Monique - Goodreads

An excellent overview of how black characters have been portrayed in comics. Its embarrassing, really. I hope that we see a day when seeing a non-white character is common place. Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Bradshaw - Goodreads

The first half of this book was really interesting, in - of course - a sort of disgusting anthropological study of racist caricature in comics. The examples of Black images are set in chronological ... Read full review


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Fredrik Stromberg was born in 1968 in the South of Sweden. He is the editor of Bild & Bubbla, Scandinavia s largest magazine about comics, writes regularly about comics, heads a school for comic artists and sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Comics Art. He lives in Sweden.

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