Queenie: Godmother of Harlem: A Graphic Novel

21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
$24.99  $23.24
Abrams Comicarts - Megascope
Publish Date
7.1 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 1.37 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
From Martinique descent, born and raised in France, Elizabeth Colomba is a representational artist living in New York City. Her previous years as a storyboard artist for Hollywood came in handy to transition from figurative painting to imagining a graphic novel with a cinematic quality. Specialized in postcolonial art, dedicated to reinstalling and liberating the Black body from traditionally restrictive storylines, Colomba analyzes the construction of identity and tangled interrelationship between past and present in our collective identity today. Her works have been exhibited in institutions such as The Met and LACMA and are part of the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Park Avenue Armory, Yale University, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and JP Morgan.

Aurelie Levy is a screenwriter, novelist, and documentary filmmaker. Born and raised in France, she pursued her higher education in Japan at the prestigious ICU in Tokyo where she studied history. She then extended her film and history studies at UCLA where she met Elizabeth Colomba. She then went on to write and direct six feature-length documentaries. For the past 20 years she has traveled around the globe unveiling relevant stories and addressing current issues. Among the subjects she has tackled are celebrity culture, international adoption, and men in the #MeToo era. Levy writes screenplays and TV series for French and US productions and hosts a podcast on writing with the largest literary media company in France. Other books by the author include the novel And the Oscar Goes To (2012) and The 21st Man (2021).
"I've been an admirer of Elizabeth Colomba's work for a while now. Her work is a vision of history and in particular herstory, which is often left out and left behind for being too clear, too beautiful, too interesting, too horrific . . . I'm excited to see she poured her talent into a new form of storytelling. Queenie: Godmother of Harlem is her new graphic novel where she brings back to life a powerful Black woman erased by history. It's original, entertaining, riveting, moving. A beautiful piece of art, a must read!"-- "Whoopi Goldberg"

"A dazzling, gripping, masterfully illustrated graphic novel that commands your attention from the first page! It's a remarkable true story about a character who's larger than life." --Regina King

-- "Regina King"
**STARRED REVIEW** "This smart, sure-footed biography belongs on every history aficionado's shelf." --Publishers Weekly-- "Publishers Weekly"