Hot CombBy Ebony FlowersDrawn & Quarterly; 96 pages; $24.95
There are a lot of autobiographical graphic novels around these days, so making a book that stands out isn’t easy. With Hot Comb, Ebony Flowers has created one that’s particularly engaging, with a mixture of day-to-day events and compelling storytelling that shows she deserves to be seen as a breakout talent.
It’s all about hair, and specifically the hair of Black women and how it ties into the way they’re treated by people around them. Flowers gives us short stories about women and girls and the experiences related to their hair.