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.
Publisher: Black Josei Press