Ode to Keisha - Print Comic
Ode to Keisha is an autobiographical comic about friendship, racism, and identity. In this 18-page comic, Jamila recounts her Kindergarten friendship with Keisha, and why this bond was fundamental in shaping her concept of sisterhood. Trinidad’s beautiful black and white illustrations tenderly convey how racism and shared culture impacted the budding friendship between these two 5-year-old Black girls living in The Netherlands.
Ode to Keisha was originally created and published by Versal for their VERSO/ subscription box.
- 6 x 7 inches
- Saddle stitch
- Soft-touch cover with coated matte interior paper
- Color cover, black and white interior pages
Nominated for Best Comic by the Ignatz Awards 2022
Best Writer by Broken Frontier Awards 2021
The Very Best Comics of 2021 | The Nerdist
Press & Reviews
Ode to Keisha – Jamila Rowser and Trinidad Escobar Give Us a Quietly Powerful Tale of Childhood Friendship, Race and Identity | Broken Frontier
Ode to Keisha Review | Buy Why Tho?
Interview: Jamila Rowser’s “Ode to Keisha” | Women Write About Comics
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