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Black Comics and Graphic Novels: Independent Published Comics & Graphic Novels

This guide provides an introduction to the collection of Black comics and graphic novels, and all related materials at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.


Some of the best comics and graphic novels today are published independently -- some from small publishing companies and many through Kickstarter campaigns. At the Research and Reference Division we collect a variety of independently published visual narratives, below are just a few examples. 

Independent Published

Wash Day

Cover of Wash Day Comic surrounded by hair products

Harriet Tubman : Demon Slayer

Drawing of Harriet Tubman with two swords crossed in front of her face.