The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town - Print Comic
The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town - Print Comic
The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town - Print Comic
The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town - Print Comic
The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town - Print Comic
The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town - Print Comic
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The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town - Print Comic

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"The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town" is an autobiographical comic that’s dedicated to exploring the intersection of Blackness and mental health, created by the award-winning cartoonist Robyn Smith (Nubia: Real One, Wash Day). It was originally self-published by Robyn in 2016 and was named one of the best short-form comics of 2016 by The Comics Journal! Black Josei Press has reprinted the 32-page comic which features a gorgeous new watercolor cover and bonus process pages.

In "The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town", Robyn Smith recounts her experience being one of the only Black people in a rural Vermont town and how that affected her mental health. Her delicate graphite illustrations and poetic words take the reader on a journey through three chapters: Sad, Angry, and Black. Being a Black girl in a majority white space is to be ignored but constantly observed. Robyn examines this experience of being simultaneously invisible and hyper-visible with such honesty and self-awareness.

Specs:

  • 32 pages
  • 8.5 x 6.5 inches 

Awards & Accolades

Best One-Shot  by Broken Frontier Awards 2021

The Very Best Comics of 2021 | The Nerdist

Best short-form comics of 2016 | The Comics Journal

Press & Reviews

Navigating The World While Black: The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town | SOLRAD

Review: The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town – Robyn Smith Explores the Spaces Where Blackness and Mental Health Converge | Broken Frontier

Jamila Rowser Delivers a New Edition of Robyn Smith's The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town | CBR

Publishing During A Pandemic: Daniel Elkin interviews Jamila Rowser from BLACK JOSEI PRESS | SOLRAD

‘The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town’ to be Reprinted Via Kickstarter | Black Nerd Problems

Meet Robyn Smith, Creator of The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town | Geek Girl Pen Pals Club

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