Black Girl Mania: The Graphic Novel

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Black Girl Mania: The Graphic Novel


a comic series and graphic novel by bria royal


what if your magic is your mania?

Struggling to stay afloat off the coast of the last habitable landmass on the planet, Géminis Castores makes a garden ‘discovery’ that could secure her a SPOT for generations to come - until a psychological split turns out to be both the brink and bane of her success.

bria royal’s Black Girl Mania: The Graphic Novel uses afro-indigenous futurism and comic book conventions to highlight one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of bipolar disorder - mania.

Title: Black Girl Mania

Subtitle: The Graphic Novel

Author: Royal, Bria

Copyright © 2017, Bria M. Royal.
Text and illustration: Bria Royal

All rights reserved. For permission and distribution requests, contact

Printed by CreateSpace

Format: Paperback 5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) 
Full Color
146 pages

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1979220279 (CreateSpace-Assigned) 
ISBN-10: 1979220271
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Contemporary Women

As a multidisciplinary artist, bria royal considers her paintings, comics, and animation to be the result of a radical healing process that she hopes others will benefit from seeing unfold, and an attempt to construct intersectionally black and indigenous mythologies for ourselves and our future liberated descendants. Much of her work centralizes black and brown womxn and femmes as identities in constant solidarity with the elements of our natural world due to parallel experiences of exploitation and resistance.