Deborah Whaley: Black Women in Sequence Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Penn State Room, 337 Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
125 North Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Deborah Whaley will talk about her book "Black Women in Sequence.." and will be doing a book signing after the event! There will also be prizes for two lucky winners! 

As the first detailed investigation of Black women's participation in comic art, Black Women in Sequence examines the representation, production, and transnational circulation of women of African descent in the sequential art world. In this groundbreaking study, which includes interviews with artists and writers, Deborah Whaley suggests that the treatment of the Black female subject in sequential art says much about the place of people of African descent in national ideology in the United States and abroad. More information on her work here:

This event is a part of Black History Month's Black Superhero Week.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jamal Nelson in advance at or 319-335-2277.