Black Josei Press is an award-winning indie comic book publishing company focused on celebrating comics by and for people of color from marginalized genders and sexualities. 

Black Josei Press is heavily inspired by josei manga and primarily publishes comics for grown folks, but we also have comics for all ages. We hope to change the comic landscape for the better by providing a space for creators like us to tell their stories.

We were founded in 2018 by the Black, Latinx, Queer, and disabled comics writer Jamila Rowser. We are based in North Carolina on the traditional land of Lumbee, the Mánu: Yį Įsuwą (Catawba), and Skaruhreh/Tuscarora.


Awards, Nominations and Accolades

"The Gift" by Jamila Rowser and Sam Wade

"Gordita: Built Like This" by Daisy Ruiz

Wash Day Diaries (Graphic Novel) by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith

(Published by Chronicle Books, but we gon' claim it anyway in Wash Day is in it.)

Black Josei Press/Jamila Rowser

"Arrive in My Hands" by Trinidad Escobar

"Ode to Keisha" by Jamila Rowser and Trinidad Escobar

"The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town" by Robyn Smith

'Wash Day" (Mini-Comic) by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith