Wash Day - Digital Comic
Wash Day - Digital Comic
Wash Day - Digital Comic
Wash Day - Digital Comic
Wash Day - Digital Comic
Wash Day - Digital Comic

Wash Day - Digital Comic

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Wash Day is a slice-of-life comic that pays tribute to the beauty and endurance of Black women and their hair. The story follows Kimana, a 26-year-old woman living in the Bronx, as she cares for her long, thick hair. As Kim goes through her Sunday morning rituals, we see the highs and lows of her day—fresh coffee, rising rent, girl talk, and catcalls.

Written by: Jamila Rowser
Illustrated by: Robyn Smith
Script edited by: J. A. Micheline

- PDF (DRM-free)
- 36 pages

Note: Wash Day contains some nudity, profanity, and marijuana use. Consider this if purchasing for minors, or be sure to receive a parent or guardian’s permission to purchase if you’re under 17.


The Wash Day one-shot will only be available to purchase until March 14, 2022. Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith will be creating the graphic novel The Wash Day Diaries, inspired by, and includes the "Wash Day" one-shot. It will be published by Chronicle Books in June 2022, you can preorder the book here.

Awards & Accolades

2019 DINKy Award for Best Floppy Comic

The Best Comics of 2018 | The Comics Journal

Press & Reviews

Wash Day Teaches Black Women How To Care For Their Natural Hair | Women Write About Comics

Wash Day – Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith’s Comics “Tribute to the Beauty and Endurance of Black Women and Their Hair” | Broken Frontier

'Wash Day' Is the Comic Book That Celebrates Black Women and Their Natural Hair | Essence

 ‘Wash Day’ Celebrates Black Hair & Representation in Comics | Ebony

This Empowering Comic Is All About The Beauty Of Black Women And Their Hair | Buzzfeed - Cocoa Butter

'Wash Day' Is The Natural Hair Comic Book We All Need | 21ninety

Kickstarter Jumpoff with Jamila Rowser | Black Comics Chat

‘Wash Day’ — A Comic Paying Tribute to Black Hair Now Live on Kickstarter | Black Nerd Problems

Jamila Rowser’s ‘Wash Day’ Kickstarter Aims To Pay Tribute To Black Women + Their Hair | Okayplayer

This Comic Pays Tribute To The Beauty Of Black Women And Their Hair | Her Agenda

Doing The Good Work | Fortune

'Wash Day,' For Your Hair | NY Daily News 

Jamila Rowser geeks out about caring for black hair in “Wash Day” | The New Tropic

Crowdfunding Watch: The Slice of Life Edition | Comics Beat

Wash Day Kickstarter: Fresh coffee, rising rent, girl talk and catcalls | Jordandené

Episode 009: Wash Day with Jamila Rowser | The Sartorial Geek Podcast

Only Nice Things: 6th April 2018 | Comics MNT

Support the “Wash Day” Comic by Jamila Rowser on Kickstarter! | Do You Even Comic Book!?

'Wash Day': A New Slice-Of-Life Comic That Celebrates the Amazing-Ness and Badass-Ness of Black Hair! | Comix Bawse

WCW: Jamila Rowser- Writer | One Creates Oneself

See how Jamila Rowser Pays Tribute to Naturalistas | Flourish Africa

Jamila Rowser Discusses Her Vision to Empower Black Women Through Her New Comic Book, Wash Day | Sheen Magazine

'Wash Day' Is A New Comic That Celebrates Black Hair | Super.Selected

Behind the Ink: Jamila Rowser, Robyn Smith and Wash Day | Nerds of Prey

A chat with Jamila Rowser, writer of Wash Day comic now on Kickstarter | Geek Girl Pen Pals

Weekly Roundup: April 13, 2018 | Paper Cat Press

Crowdfunding Comics Roundup, April ‘18 | Women Write About Comics

Crowdfunding Corner – Four Campaigns to Back Including Draw the Line, Wash Day, Isabella and Blodwen and The Edge Off | Broken Frontier

‘Wash Day’ Comic is a Love Letter to Black Women and Their Hair | Quirktastic

Comic Relief: Wash Day Captures the Radical Self-Love in a Hair-Care Ritual | The Root