Robyn Smith is a Jamaican cartoonist best known for her mini comic The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town and as the illustrator of the comic Wash Day by Jamila Rowser. She has an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies and has worked on comics for NECIR (New England Center for Investigative Reporting), the Seven Days newspaper, College Humor and The Nib. She loves cake and cats and holds onto to dreams of returning home to the ocean.
(Black Josei Press, 2018) - artist
2019 DINKy Award for Best Floppy Comic
Wash Day is a slice-of-life comic that pays tribute to the beauty and endurance of Black women and their hair. The story follows Kimana, a 26-year-old woman living in the Bronx, as she cares for her long, thick hair. As Kim goes through her Sunday morning rituals, we see the highs and lows of her day—fresh coffee, rising rent, girl talk and catcalls.
The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town
The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town is an autobiographical mini comic dedicated to the intersectionailty of Blackness and mental health. Basically it's about being really Black in a really White place.