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A new graphic novel explores the life of ‘Queenie’, a Harlem Renaissance mob boss

Halfway through Elizabeth Colombo and Aurélie Lévy’s new graphic novel, Queenie: Godmother of Harlemthe viewer is confronted with a harrowing scene. The protagonist, a young Afro-Caribbean immigrant named Stephanie Saint Clair, is traveling south from New York on a bus to escape an abusive relationship – when the Ku Klux Klan stops the vehicle. After …

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Graphic novels and the literary canon – The Varsity

Graphic novels expand the possibilities of personal reflection. NICHOLAS TAM/THEVARSITY Until recently, graphic novels were treated like children’s toys I grew up obsessed with the X-Men. On Sundays after church, my father would take my brothers and I to the only well-stocked bookstore we knew of in the mall. As we neared the entrance to …

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An elected official took the oath of office on an award-winning graphic novel

Mary Moriarty, the new district attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota, was sworn in with a copy of March, a graphic novel based on the life of US congressman and activist John Lewis. Written by Douglas Helm | Published 11 seconds ago Earlier this week, California Congressman Robert Garcia announced that he would be sworn in …

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Sala’s THE WEIGHT OF HEROES and Rochette’s THE LAST QUEEN are joint ELLE Graphic Novel Award winners

Winner of the second annual Grand Prix de la BD award of the women’s lifestyle magazine ELLE [Comics Grand Prize] was announced in Paris last week, and it was revealed that the jury of twenty-five had come away with a tie: David Sala‘with Le poids des héros [tr. ‘The Weight of Heroes‘] and Jean Marc …

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