Robyn Smith ’17 won the Emerging Talent Award at the recent CXC (Cartoon Crossroads Columbus)! The award comes with a no-strings-attached check for $7,500, to support an amazing cartoonist just starting to make their mark on the comics scene.
Robyn is an alumni and fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS). She is a Jamaican cartoonist best known for her mental health / Blackness memoir The Saddest Angriest Black Girl In Town; Wash Day, written by Jamila Rowser; and illustrating DC Comics’s Nubia: Real One graphic novel, written by L.L. McKinney. You can preorder her next book, Wash Day Diaries, coming in May 2022 with Chronicle Books.
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