August 12, 2023
Congratulations to The Center for Cartoon Studies alum ROBYN SMITH ’17, and JAMILA ROWSER, for their IGNATZ award for Outstanding Story: “Wash Day Diaries” – ‘Ride or Die’ (Chronicle Books). The comic is an expansion of the award-winning mini-comic “Wash Days” alongside brand-new short stories, of which ‘Ride or Die’ is one such story. This captivating graphic novel is a love letter to the beauty and endurance of Black women, their friendships, and their hair.
From writer Jamila Rowser and artist Robyn Smith ’17 comes a captivating graphic novel love letter to the beauty and endurance of Black women, their friendships, and their hair. Wash Day Diaries tells the story of four best friends—Kim, Tanisha, Davene, and Cookie—through five connected short story comics that follow these young women through the ups and downs of their daily lives in the Bronx.
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See the complete list of all IGNATZ winners.