Wash Day Diaries

Wash Day Diaries tells the story of four best friends—Kim, Tanisha, Davene, and Cookie—through five connected short story comics that follow these young women through the ups and downs of their daily lives in the Bronx.

The book takes its title from the wash day experience shared by Black women everywhere of setting aside all plans and responsibilities for a full day of washing, conditioning, and nourishing their hair. Each short story uses hair routines as a window into these four characters’ everyday lives and how they care for each other.

“A joyous celebration of Black sisterhood, Wash Day Diaries is the finest example of how nuanced visual storytelling can speak to us all the more loudly for its subtlety and understatement.” – Andy Oliver, https://www.brokenfrontier.com/wash-day-diaries-rowser-smith/

“With spare dialogue and lush renditions of self-care rituals, Rowser and Smith paint a loving and intimate portrait of city life for a group of young Black women.” – June, https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-79720-545-8

“Rowser and Smith are a creative force to be reckoned with and have made a truly timeless and vital comic that will continue to delight readers for years to come.” —Rosie Knight https://www.polygon.com/2022/12/6/23488554/best-comics-2022-graphic-novels

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