Ebony Flowers with Julia Torres - Hot Comb

A Collection of Stories Offering a Glimpse Into the Lives of Black Women, a Graphic Novel Book Talk & Signing

Ebony Flowers, award-winning cartoonist and ethnographer, will discuss and sign her debut graphic novel Hot Comb ($22.95 Drawn and Quarterly), which offers a poignant glimpse into black women’s lives and coming-of-age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. Throughout Hot Comb, Flowers re-creates classic magazine ads idealizing women’s need for hair relaxers and products.

Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through these stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking. Flowers will be in conversation with Julia Torres, a veteran Language arts educator who currently serves as a librarian for five schools the far northeast region of Denver Public Schools. As a teacher/activist committed to education as a practice of freedom, her practice is grounded in the work of empowering students to use literacy to fuel resistance and positive social transformation.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

Can’t make it to the event? To request an autographed copy, please click on the "Add to Cart" button for the book and be sure to mention you'd like an autographed copy in comments portion of your order. 

Hot Comb By Ebony Flowers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770463486
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - June 18th, 2019

Event Location: 
Historic LoDo