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Black History Month: Queen Aminatu

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It’s Black History Month! To commemorate, I’ll be posting one illustration every day highlighting a black historical figure.

Today, it’s Queen Amina, also known as Queen Aminatu of Zazzau. Her history was told orally for centuries before it was written in the Kano Chronicle in the 1800s, which details the history of the Hausa people of north-central Nigeria. But in summary… Continue reading →

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The Story of Queen Padmini

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This was originally a short comic made for a comics anthology, but since I never heard from the anthology again, I’m going to post it here. The art is a few years old, so I may redraw it someday. But the story is still pretty solid, I think.

I mean, it’s based on the true story of actual historical badass woman, Queen Padmini. So HA.

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Why the Women Warriors Project Has Been Turbulent

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The Women Warriors Project was something I started a little over a year ago.

It began as a blog where I made illustrations featuring warrior women recorded in history, from Queen Padmini to Nzinga Mbandi.

I did this to not only build up a portfolio of artwork, but to give something to others that I didn’t have when I grew up: an illustrated history of women heroes.

Well, I drew up some heroes and put them up on Tumblr… Continue reading →

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