Do You Even Comic Book!? loves to support independent comics by new creators and, Wash Day by Jamila Rowser is no exception. Seeing a new comic project by a woman of color representing women of color is the kind of diversity we like to highlight for the masses.
Inspired by the day-to-day journey with her own hair, Jamila wanted to create a story that resonated with her, with hopes that it would also resonate with other black women with similar experiences. The protaganist, Kimana, at 26-years-old, is a character with hair quite like Jamila’s and the comic walks her through a typical wash day, while offering a first hand portrayal of the black woman perspective.
Read about the comic below and find more information and support it on kickstarter!
Wash Day is a slice-of-life comic that pays tribute to the beauty and endurance of black women and their hair. The story follows Kimana, a 26-year-old woman living in the Bronx, as she cares for her long, thick hair. As Kim goes through her Sunday morning rituals, we see the highs and lows of her day—fresh coffee, rising rent, girl talk and catcalls.
Story by: Jamila Rowser
Art by: Robyn Smith
Script edited by: J. A. Micheline
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