Black Representation in the World of Animation Paperback
Darius S. Gainer
Expanding the Amatl Comics universe from Sequential Art and Graphic Narrative proper onto the terrain of motion picture animation studies, Darius Gainer’s Black Representation in the World of Animation (Amatl Comix #4) breaks new ground, treating scholars and students alike to a veritable treasure trove of research that lays bare the curious and sometimes disturbing history of illustrated Black bodies on the silver screen. Gainer’s first book is a dynamic critical intervention and a necessary addition to a growing catalog of works concerned with the figuration (and disfiguration) of Ethnic bodies in the American imagination.
Advance Word on Gainer’s Book! “Gainer's work is painfully necessary and brilliantly articulated. With the proliferation of animated images representing people of color, a text of this nature is vital and Gainer rises to the task.”
John Jennings, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside; Eisner Award Winning editor and comics illustrator
“While mesmerized by ink-lined cells shaking to their own rhythm and beat, Darius Gainer has written a long overdue text chronicling an obscure field that is, as all aspects of Black history are, quintessentially and joyously American.”
Tim Fielder, author of INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale
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