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Comic Book Academic Anthology 'Blacker the Ink' Wins Eisner Award

The 2015 anthology, “The Blacker The Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art”, featuring an essay by Professor Blair Davis​, has been honored with a Will Eisner Comic I​ndustry Award.

The Eisners, named after comic book legend Will Eisner (“The Spirit”) is the top-honor for work in the comics publishing field, so it’s a real honor that Davis and all of the scholars involved with the book were recognized for their writing in the 2016 Best Academic/Scholarly Work category.

The book was also previously winner of the 2015 Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

Be sure to read Davis’ piece “Bare Chests, Silver Tiaras, and Removable Afros: The Visual Design of Black Comic Book Superheroes”, available within “The Blacker the Ink”, published through Rutgers University Press.​