Dreaming of a Face Like Ours

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9780982200926: Dreaming of a Face Like Ours
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William H. Foster's exhibit on the "Changing Image of Blacks in Comics" has been displayed at a number of venues across the country, including Temple University's Paley Library, the 1998 Comic-Con International Comic Arts Conference, and the 2000 Festival of Arts and Ideas. He also has presented his research at the 2001 bi-annual conference of The International Association for Media and History in Leipzig, Germany and at the 2002 Conference on Analyzing Series & Serial Narrative at John Moores University in Liverpool, England. He is the author of Looking for a Face like Mine published in 2005 by Fine Tooth Press. Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly and PW Comics Weekly writes, "Professor Bill [Foster]'s work collecting class comics featuring black characters as well as his traveling exhibition on the depictions of black Americans in comics books, is a singular and important American historical legacy. There simply isn't anyone else that can equal his knowledge about African American cartooning or his passion for his subject." This second collection of essays, interviews, commentary, and encyclopedic information provides the singlemost valuable resource for readers determined to see the dream of countless African-American comic readers a reality.

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