Inner City Romance (Paperback)

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Inner City Romance (Paperback)


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Every issue of Inner City Romance—Guy Colwell's '70s underground comic book series about prison, black culture, ghetto life, the sex trade, and radical activism—is collected in this book, along with Colwell's paintings and a contextual, autobiographical essay.

Guy Colwell’s 1970s underground comic book series Inner City Romance tread new territory: it was filled with stories about prison, black culture, ghetto life, the sex trade, and radical activism. It portrayed the unpleasant realities of life in the inner city, where opportunities were limited and being on the lowest end of the economic ladder meant that one’s vision of the American dream was more about survival than lifestyle choices. Every issue of Inner City Romance is included in this collection, as well as many of the highly detailed paintings Colwell created at the time. In an accompanying text piece, Colwell provides context for the material.
Guy Colwell is a painter and comics artist best known for his bestselling underground comix series Inner City Romance (collected into a volume published by Fantagraphics in 2015). He worked extensively as an illustrator, cartoonist and color artist for underground newspapers and publishers from the 1970s into the 1990s, between sabbaticals for environmental research travel and social action. His other books include Street Scenes (2015), In Fox's Forest (2016), and Doll (2019).
Product Details ISBN: 9781606998137
ISBN-10: 1606998137
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English