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Turning the spotlight on over 100 comic strips, books and graphic novels to feature black characters from all over the world over the last century, resulting in a fascinating journey to enlightenment away from the hideous caricatures of yore. Beginning with the habitually appalling images of blacks as ignorant 'coons' in the earliest syndicated strips, continuing with the colonialist images of Tintin in the Congo through to the 1960s attempts at integration as well as the first wave of black strips. Each comic is spotlighted with a essay and illustration.

Black images in the comics - Fredrik Strmberg

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Title
Black images in the comics - a visual history
Author
Fredrik Strmberg
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20120702

Turning the spotlight on over 100 comic strips, books and graphic novels to feature black characters from all over the world over the last century, resulting in a fascinating journey to enlightenment away from the hideous caricatures of yore. Beginning with the habitually appalling images of blacks as ignorant 'coons' in the earliest syndicated strips, continuing with the colonialist images of Tintin in the Congo through to the 1960s attempts at integration as well as the first wave of black strips. Each comic is spotlighted with a essay and illustration.

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Type
BOOK
Edition
New and expanded edition
Keyword Index
Comic books, strips, etc. - History and criticism.|Blacks in art.|Blacks in literature.
Country of Publication
Washington (State)
Number of Pages
304

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