Why is Dark Matters talking about Shirley Jackson? Because this particular black woman is a big fan.
Le Guin refers to the words of onetime slave and poet Phillis Wheatley: “In every human Breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance.”
PEOPLE OF COLOR (women and otherwise) are also represented among this year’s Eisner Award noms. The list includes:
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda for Monstress; Valentine De Landro for Bitch Planet; Erica Henderson for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead; Guojing for The Only Child; Jillian Tamaki for SuperMutant Magic Academy; Riad Sattouf for The Arab of the Future; John Leguizamo (!) and Shamus Beyale for Ghetto Clown; Cliff Chiang for Paper Girls; Dustin Nguyen for Descender; Frances Gateward and John Jennings for The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art; and Tony Ong for The Eternaut.
Sweepstakes runs September 19 to September 23!
“The Book of Phoenix,” “Binti,” and “Who Fears Death” make up the sweepstakes prize pack.