GRAPHIC NOVELS

Hot Comb

Drawn & Quarterly. Jun. 2019. 184p. ISBN 9781770463486. pap. $21.95. short stories
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DEBUT It’s not just “hair,” but a symbol of female beauty, incubator of relationships, lifelong obsession, race and status indicator. With humor and hard realism, extraordinary fictionalized vignettes testify to the uniqueness of black hair and the many ways it is experienced. As with fellow cartoonist Whit Taylor, Flowers’s anthropology training shows in her eye for intimate detail and nuances of cultural perceptions. Her energetic, tangly ink drawings recall Taylor’s and Lynda Barry’s work. (LJ 8/19)

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